Theatre group from Kerala to present a play on Clubhouse
The play, ‘Lakshadeepam’, will probably be staged on Clubhouse by Kanal Samskarika Vedhi on May 30
Clubhouse is taking on social media in a massive manner. The invitation-only, audio-only app is rising as a well-liked area to host occasions, discussions and extra ever because it had a beta launch for Android early this month. A group of theatrepersons in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is all set to host a play on the platform on May 30.
“This is perhaps be the first Malayalam play to be staged on Clubhouse. The app allows participation of up to 5,000 people, which is a big audience for a play. The ongoing tussle between the Government and social media platforms has seen more people flocking to Clubhouse. There have been events on the app that has had participation of 4,000 members. We did a rehearsal and the result was encouraging. It is like a radio play,” says Hazim Amaravila of Thiruvananthapuram-based Kanal Samskarika Vedhi that’s presenting the play.
The drama, Lakshadeepam, written and directed by Hazim, relies across the present controversy over the Union Territory of Lakshadweep following a slew of reforms introduced by newly-appointed Administrator Praful Patel. “We want to express our solidarity for the people of Lakshadweep through this work,” Hazim provides.
The 25-minute manufacturing has 4 characters, performed by Kannan Nayar, Santhosh Venjaramoodu, Anand Manmadhan and Amal Krishna. The motion is ready in a newsroom with a information anchor and a political analyst, each supporters of the Government, voicing their opinions. They are interrupted by two voices from the island, who discuss their plight. The different two are unable to cease them.
“We are trying to incorporate music as well just like you have it in radio plays. Theatre artistes are going through a tough time with shows being cancelled. So we are always on the lookout for spaces to perform. Although we are not physically together, we keep having fruitful discussions via phones and digital platforms,” says Hazim.
Kanal was shaped in 2008 by the alumni affiliation of the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, University of Kerala. Among the foremost productions of the group are Veendum Bhagavante Maranam, Chimera, Swarnasimhasanam, Kimartham Draupadi and Keni. The troupe was working on its new manufacturing when the second wave of pandemic stalled the mission.
Lakshadeepam will probably be staged on Clubhouse room at 6 pm on May 30 (https://www.clubhouse.com/event/PNabZ9lm).