About The Balcony
Best Director & Best Costume Design
Sasidharan Naduvil started his theatre life from rural village theatre. He is one of the famous disciples of Theatre genius Jose Chirammel. Sasidharan has been active in this field for 40 years. He has acted in 13 plays and written more than 30 plays. He has directed more than 300 drama productions for many theatre groups in Kerala and outside Kerala. He has been elected as the best director in more than 300 stages.
He has won Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy awards for the Best Director and Best Playwright.
Balyakalasakhi of Basheer, Nalamathe Aani, of Anand, Prakruthi Niyamam of C.R.Parameshwaran, Good Earth of Pearl S Buck, Krodhathinte Munthirippazhangal of John Steinbeck, Kizhavanum Kadalum of Hemingway are his major adaptations plays of famous novels and stories. Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy awarded “Guru puja Award” for overall contribution in Theatre. Currently he is creative director of Remembrance Theatre group.
Best Actor in a supporting Role (Female)
Sunitha V is an actor and director specialising in childrens- theatre. Sunitha has been active in theatre since 2001. She has been the Light Designer and make-up artist in several plays. She has acted in “Thulunadan Siri” directed by B.Jayasree Bangalore, in “Burning Flowers” (Teatr Biuro Podrozy, Poland) by Powell and Andora by Prof Kumaravarma.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
Actor, Writer, Designer and Trainer Shaji Surender graduated from School Of Drama, Trissur with a specialisation in Acting. He has performed in various International Theatre festivals like Tokyo Fukoka, Japan and Bharat Rang Mahotsav, New Delhi, ITFoK, Kerala.Shaji has been involved in the Butoh dance theatre project with the famous dancer Min Tanaka in his travelogue project in India during 2006 to 2009.
He was Actor and Dramaturge for the first theatre bus project Odichodich performed in a bus transformed as a transportable performance space.He is the Artistic Director of Gramani, a village cultural institution for training and performances at Pattambi, Palakkad.Shaji is also the lyricist and actor of Oorali a theatre oriented music band based at Trissur, Kerala.