Theatre is a many-splendoured thing and spring for us has always meant META – the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards & Festival. The pandemic in 2020 taught us many lessons – the most important among them was about ‘thinking out of the box’ and reinventing what we knew as normal. So, in 2020, we hosted a swashbuckling virtual META with Indian theatre’s first-ever virtual award show.In 2021, we continue to curate virtually and bring to you a month and a half of the very best of META – online.
Five plays which have won a META in the past 15 years will be aired on our social media handles along with live virtual conversations on each play, workshops and masterclasses curated on themes around the stage, the backstage and beyond. The arts, and in particular, the theatre community, were devastated by the pandemic. META reaffirms its commitment to theatre with its 2021 edition and looks forward to continuing its efforts to recognise, reward and reinvigorate the best of the stage across India.
META over the years
States & Union Territories
What theatre veterans say about META
There is something about the adrenaline rush in a live performance that can make you do completely crazy things… it’s as if the character takes hold of you and pulls the strings.
A good drama experience can feed a child's heart and causing him or her to dwell in infinite realm of wonder.
Sushma Seth is an Indian stage, film and television actress. She started her career in the 1950s, and was a founder member of the Delhi-based theatre group Yatrik.
Everything is created through an actor’s body, voice and gesture. Without an actor, there is no creation in theatre.