A FAR CRY | March 6, 2012, 7:30 pm, Kamani Auditorium
Nominated for: Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor Leading Role (Female), Best Supporting Actor (Male), Best Stage Design, Best Innovative Sound Design, Best Costume Design, Best Original Script, Best Choreographer
Produced by: NT Theatre
Directed by: Ningthouja Deepak
Duration: 1hr 20min
In the last few years, insurgency has been growing in a phenomenal way and it has become a new kind of threat to all the common people. We live in fear, a nameless, formless fear of the unknown. Of what is to come. The fear of our deformed and mutilated present is burning out all hope for a fertile future. Our only prayer is “God, let me not be the next victim! I don’t want to die. I want to live “.
This play is based on an incident that occurred between a brother and sister and the strong emotional ties that bind them together.
The play revolves around the character of a victim who has been traumatized by the present situation developed out of political conspiracy and unrest in the society. The victim gets so affected that she becomes insane.
The play also portrays the cultural elements of the various art forms of Manipur.
Ningthouja Deepak Best Director and Best Choreographer
Ningthouja Deepak is an Arts Graduate from Manipur University. Recipient of Junior Fellowship under the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India, he was selected as a Director in the Prestigious Swarn Rang Pratibha Festival of Youth Theatre, organised by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi. He has won many Best Director Awards at national & state levels. He won Best Choreographer Award in 6th META 2011 and was nominated for Best Director also.
Nepram Dhanapati Devi Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)
Nepram has more than 10 years’ experience in the field of theatre and its allied sister art forms. She is the recipient of Scholarship to Young Artists in different Cultural Fields under the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India. She was nominated Best Actor in Leading Role (Female) in META 2011. She is an approved artiste of AIR, Imphal.
Ningthouja Jayvidya Best Supporting Actor (Male)
He has won Best Music Director Award in various Drama Festivals. He is the Recipient of Junior Fellowship under the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India. He won Best Innovative Sound Design in 6th META 2011 and was also nominated Best Supporting Actor (Male).
T. Memme, Best Costume Design
Tensubam Memme Chanu is a Science Graduate from Manipur University. She has been in the field of theatre for last 10 years. She is also a Diploma holder under NT Training Institute. Has participated in various National and State level Competitions.
Budha Chingtham Best Original Script
Budha is a theatre and cultural critic and a columnist of vaious imphal based newspapers. He is the founder member, actor and director of Mongshangei since 1975 and has acted in many productions like Sanulembi, Taramdai Korou, and Pamuba Kari. He has also acted in Champion Theatre’ productions like Nungsiba Thiba, Pukchel, and Thangal General. He won the best actor award for his role in Indian classical play Mrichhakatikam sponsored by the Manipur state. His Best known plays are Dance of statue, Black Orchid and Wild Water.
K. Piyobarta Singh Best Costume Design
Konsam Priyobarta Singh is a diploma holder in Acting under NT Training Institute with more than 7 years experience in the field of Theatre and its allied forms. He has won awards at State level cometitions.
Takhellambam Sachikumar Best Stage Design
A diploma holder in Acting under NT Training Institute, Takhellambam Sachikumar has more than 11 years experience in the field of Theatre and its allied forum. He has won Best Stage Design at State Level Competition. He was nominated for Best Stage Design in META 2011.
N. Tiken (Nomination for Best innovative Sound Design)
N. Tiken started at a very young age as traditional performer in the field of dance and music. He has been working for a long time as Composer, with 17 ballets and much more to his credit. He has won numerous awards, including Best Music Director, Drama Festival MSKA and the prestigious Miabi Award for best music direction for the Manipuri film Mayophegee Macha. He has performed in India and abroad and presently working as a freelance music composer.
Cast and Credit:
Ningthouja Jayvidya: Birahari
Kongbrailatpam Premkumar Sharma: OC Rajen
Thokchom David Meitei: OC & Club Secretary
Takhellambam Shachikumar: Mapubok
Ngariyambam Jiten Singh: Yaima
Namoijam Surjit Singh: Mani
Ningthouja Chingkheilakpa: Machanupa
K. Priyobarta, Rakesh Pebam, Y. Bakeljit , Jiran Naorem, M. Boy Singh: Dog scout
M. Suranjoy: Student & lanmi
Ningthouja Punshiba, Ningthouja Lanjel Lancha: lanmi
Nepram Dhanapati Devi: Kusum
Tensubam Memme Chanu, K. Renuka Devi, K. Romita Devi, L. Asharani Chanu, Ningthouja Jennifer, K. Victoria Devi, L. Suranda Devi, Bala Tensubam: Khunja Nupi: Leima
Design & Director: Ningthouja Deepak
Playwright: Budha Chingtham
Production consultant: Ningthouja Jayvidya
Production Manager: Ningthouja Ronika
Stage Manager: T. Shachikumar
Set & Properties: Ng. Jiten
Costume: K. Priyobarta & T. Memme
Publicity: K. Premkumar Sharma
Make-up: Kh. Jiten
Asst Make-up: K. Angou
Music: N. Tiken
Pena: H. Nisheshwar
Bangshi: Damu Sharma
Still Camera: Ng. Ghanashyam
Light: L. Ibochouba
Asst. Light: M. Imendro
Documentation: Rinku Kh.