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Event Info

Kamani Auditorium
1 hour
  • Language: Hindi & English
  • City / State: New Delhi
  • Directed By: Nikhil Mehta
  • Produced By: Black Box Okhla
To be announced

For the Record

A powerful play about how we define culture and the ways in which we represent it

In 1971, a tribunal is tasked with selecting three artefacts that represent India to the world. 2019 brings out the drama which led to this eventful chain of events; this is a play about cultural consciousness and raises questions on the ways in which we represent it.

A powerful play about how we define culture and the ways in which we represent it.
In 1971, a tribunal is tasked with selecting three artefacts that represent India to the world. Flash forward to 2018: transcripts of the tribunal meetings are released to the public. And in 2020, For the Record recreates the deliberations, the disputes and the drama of those meetings.

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DHWANI VIJ

Neeraj Kakker

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NIKHIL MEHTA

Design and Direction

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PRASHANT PRAKASH

Floyd Miranda

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KRITTIKA BHATTACHARJEE

Mrinalini Sathpathy Gooptu

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NEEL SENGUPTA (JANARDHAN TRIVEDI)

Janardhan Trivedi

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KRITI PANT (VIJAYA RADHAKRISHNAN)

Vijaya Radhakrishnan

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KSHITIJ MERVIN EKKA

Mukund Kumar

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NIHARIKA LYRA DUTT

Nooria Mistry

CAST

Created by Dhwani Vij, Kriti Pant, Krittika Bhattacharjee, Kshitij Mervin, Neel Sengupta, Niharika Lyra Dutt, Prashant Prakash and Nikhil Mehta. 

 

 

 

 

CREW

 

Deepa Dharmadhikari

Light Design 

 

Dhruv Rai

Sound Design

 

Arroon Jindall

Light Operation

 

 

Nayantara Parikh

Photography 

 

Anil Sharma 

Set Construction

 

Presented by Black Box Okhla 

Black Box Okhla (BBO) is a performing arts initiative founded in 2017. A laboratory for exploration and development, it is a blank canvas inviting artists to fill it with their wildest dreams.

KRITTIKA BHATTACHARJEE (MRINALINI SATHPATHY GOOPTU)

KRITTIKA BHATTACHARJEE (MRINALINI SATHPATHY GOOPTU)

Krittika Bhattacharjee is a Delhi-based actor and writer. She is a member of the Tadpole Repertory.

  1. Best Actor in a Lead Role (Female)
  2. Best Original Script
NEEL SENGUPTA (JANARDHAN TRIVEDI)

NEEL SENGUPTA (JANARDHAN TRIVEDI)

Neel Sengupta is a director, actor and educator living in Delhi. He is the recipient of the Tendulkar-Dubey Fellowship 2019... for Excellence in Theatre and has been working in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. He is the co-founder of Third Space Collective, an independent theatre company in Delhi.

  1. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (male)
  2. Best Original Script
KRITI PANT (VIJAYA RADHAKRISHNAN)

KRITI PANT (VIJAYA RADHAKRISHNAN)

Kriti Pant is a theatre and voice-over artist, and workshop facilitator. She is a co-founder of the Tadpole Repertory, and... lives in New Delhi.

  1. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
  2. Best Original Script
NIKHIL MEHTA

NIKHIL MEHTA

Nikhil Mehta is the founder of Black Box Okhla, a multi-arts performance lab in New Delhi. His directing credits include... Monsoon Wedding Musical (co-directed with Mira Nair), The Shakuntala Project, Woyzeck, Sunday in the Park with George on Broadway (Assistant Director) Rangoon, the movie (Director's Assistant to Vishal Bhardwaj) He has an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University. 

  1. Best Original Script
DHWANI VIJ

DHWANI VIJ

Dhwani Vij is a Delhi-based theatre practitioner and artist, and a founding member of Third Space Collective. She creates performances... which encourage audiences to question the politics of the world that we occupy.

  1. Best Original Script
KSHITIJ MERVIN EKKA

KSHITIJ MERVIN EKKA

Kshitij Mervin Ekka is an actor based out of Delhi. His previous work includes Dasstan E bhookh, Woyzeck, and some... short films. He is a facilitator (for value education) in schools across Delhi NCR. Mervin tries to harmonise when someone is singing and likes to play the guitar.

  1. Best Original Script
NIHARIKA LYRA DUTT

NIHARIKA LYRA DUTT

Niharika Lyra Dutt, an alumnus of the Drama School of Mumbai, started her journey in theatre in Delhi at the... age of 5. Since then she has worked with Faezeh Jalali, John Britton, Manav Kaul, Atul Kumar and Purva Naresh amongst others.

  1. Best Original Script
PRASHANT PRAKASH

PRASHANT PRAKASH

Prashant Prakash is an actor and writer currently based in Goa. He is a co-founder of Crow, a company that... creates immersive theatre experiences for audiences in India. 

  1. Best Original Script

A broad and absurd question is at the heart of For the Record – how do we represent our culture? What does it sound like? What does it look like? Whose stories do we tell?
The absurdity of the question lies both in the obvious futility of finding a definitive answer but also in the infinite possibilities present within the question.

For the Record follows 7 individuals facing this conundrum and their earnest attempt at finding an answer.