There are no set rules to organise theatre. Since democratic administration is not possible in theatre, disorganisation is common in the field, opined Dr. B.V. Rajaram, Director of Rangayana.

Speaking after inaugurating the seminar organised as part of Swarna Kadamba Natakotsava under the aegis of Kadamba Ranga Vedike at Rangayana's Sriranga yesterday, he said theatre is like a relay race where new entrants continuously join the older ones. Financial constraints are leading to the closing down of many theatre groups. A play can be staged in the best possible way, but it is difficult to organise theatre. Moreover, he added that perpetuity is impossible and unnecessary for any organisation.

Theatre artiste from Mandya, Jayaprakash Gowda, who spoke on challenges of theatre organisation and globalisation, said at a time when the prices of all essential commodities are skyrocketing, staging of plays too has become expensive, with no source of income. Now, amateur artistes are travelling to stage plays like professional artistes. Even theatre is suffering from the meddling of middlemen, which is causing a loss to artistes and organisers. If there were no theatre schools like Neenasam, theatre in the State would not have grown to the present stage, he opined.

Theatrist Srinivas G. Kappanna presided. Theatre Director Prof. H.S. Umesh also spoke. Directors Rajashekara Kadamba, C. Basavalingaiah, veteran artiste Dr. N. Ratna and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore