Nepal’s Theatre goes Virtual Amid Coronavirus Pandemic to Celebrate ‘World Theater Day’

Nepal’s Theatre goes Virtual Amid Coronavirus Pandemic to Celebrate ‘World Theater Day’

To celebrate ‘World Theater Day’ amid coronavirus pandemic, Theater Mall Kirtipur teams up with Theater Center for Children to start the ‘Quarantine Campaign Theater Festival 2020’ virtually from Friday. 

The theatre festival will be performed, recorded and live-streamed from 5 pm onwards on the Facebook page of Theater Mall, as indicated by Kedar Shrestha, chief of the one-week festival. 

“For the continuation of theater, audience presence is very important yet because of the pandemic, it’s unrealistic for individuals to visit theaters. That is the reason we are carrying the plays to the crowd via a virtual platform so they can see it at home,” says Shrestha, organizer, and chief of Theater Mall. 

Due to the flare-up of coronavirus pandemic, Nepal restricted large get-togethers and shut down public places, for example, cinemas, cultural centers, sports centers, shopping malls to contain the virus from spreading. 

Although the medium of experiencing the play is online, there are certain guidelines to it, as per the coordinators. The plays will begin at the apportioned time and the viewers can watch a repeat show if they miss the live-streaming. 

According to the organizers, Plays that were performed at Theater Mall, lengthy ones will be live-streamed for the first phase of the theatre festival. 

On the first day of the Theatre festival, Maan versus Mati, a 2015 play composed and directed by Shrestha will be shown online.

Article Credit: Kathmandu Post/Nepal Times


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