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Awaiting the 14th META

Just a few months after META 2018 swept Delhi thespians and theatre-lovers off their feet, META 2019 is now open for entires! The country's most definitive theatre awards and the festival is awaiting entries from a range of plays touching on varied and complex themes, regions and languages for its 14th edition. The invitation to send in entries open on October 10th, 2018. Like last year, the Advisory Committee will run selections in different regions. The selection process is fully digital. Applicants need to fill in all information online on the META website and upload plays on the META YouTube channel which can be privately accessed through a link by the Committee. META 2018 received over 300 entries, representing 12 states across the nation. The festival celebrated the works of over 160 artists in an intense week-long romance of the stage showcasing 10 shortlisted plays nominated across 13 award categories. The jury watched each play with meticulous attention, missing nothing. The curtains are now up for 2019 and we wish all our contestants all the very best.

1500 theatre productions, 5000 artistes, approximately 300 various themes covered across 28 different states. All have come together, on one stage over the 13 years gone by!

META Recognises Theatre’s Varied Elements Like Playwriting, Set, Costume and Light Designing, Direction and Performance.

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