Theatre art, which is being battered by the visual media, has to be preserved and developed for posterity, opined Income Tax Addl. Commissioner Jayaram Rayapura here.

Speaking at the valedictory function of the five-day Nirantara Ranga Utsava theatre festival organised by Nirantara Foundation at Vanaranga on Mar. 2, he said a sense of excitement should be brought to the theatre field by using good quality equipment and storyline, apart from attracting the audience with new style of music.

We built a drama troupe called Nelalu Belaku in Maharaja College in 1988 and staged plays, which is not possible now. Theatre activities are now restricted only to some States including Karnataka. But it should spread across the country and not just cities. Only then can theatre art remain in the minds of people for a long time. To create good dramas, establishment of good drama schools are necessary. The theatre lovers should pressurise the govt. in this regard, he urged.

Rangayana Director Dr. B.V. Rajaram and Nirantara’s M.M. Suguna were present. Artistes of Kriative Theatre, Bangalore, staged the play Sahebara Sarkeetu after the stage function.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore