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Event Info

Kamani Auditorium
1 hour 15 mins
  • Language: Non-Verbal
  • City / State: Kerala
  • Directed By: Sunil Kumar S
  • Produced By: The Mimers
To be announced

Maze

Maze delves into the liminal world between memories and reality
Maze explores the relationship between a servant and an old man who are connected through a web of memories and realities. The servant is the primary care giver of the old man, sometimes even pretending to be his wife in order to coax him to eat. The sight of the servant clothed in his wife’s attire rekindles the old man’s longings even as recognition of his smell brings him back to reality. Thus, lines between reality and memory constantly blur and in that unreal space, there are moments in which both of them find happiness and comfort. Finally it is revealed that the old man was a memory of the servant whose existence is only possible with that memory.

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ABIN DAVIS

Music Direction and Execution

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ANOOP KV

Light Design and Execution

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SARATH KUAR MR

Art, Design and Execution

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MR. MANU M K

Music Direction and Execution

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AKSHAI K A

Music Direction and Execution

CAST

 

Midhun M P

Old Man

 

Rakesh P

Slave

 

CREW

 

 

 

Vipin Kumar

Makeup 

 

 

Vyshakh Krishna

Stage Manager

 

Sharon Shaju, Akhil Vijayan & Dazil Devis

Technical Support

 

Sunil Kumar S

Design

 

Prasobh K. J

Team Manager

Anoop KV

Anoop KV

Anoop KV has been active in theatre production since 2015. Apart from M.A and MPhil degrees in Theatre Arts from... reputed universities in Kerala, he has had firsthand experience in theatre production. He is a multi-faceted artiste with expertise and experience in acting, directing and light design. He was part of two major theatre festivals last year - the Bharat Rang Mahotsav and the International Theatre Festival of Kerala. He has also collaborated with numerous amateur theatre productions at national and international levels. 

  1. Best Light Design
Sarath Kuar MR

Sarath Kuar MR

Sarath Kumar MR has participated in various exhibitions like EKM National Workshop on wood carving and the Kochi Muziris Biennale.... His solo exhibition was presented by the Lalitha Kala Academy in Calicut. H has worked as an art designer and director for more than 15 plays.   

  1. Best Stage Design
Mr. Manu M K

Mr. Manu M K

Manu Manikuttan graduated from the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala. He has been an active figure in the... arts since the past 3 years. He plays several instruments such as guitar, djembe, dharbooka, percussion drums beside various folk instruments and is also a painter. He has composed music for several dramas such as Friday, Good Women of Seswan and Maze. He was the art director for Aval, directed by Vinod Kumar. He also acted as an actor in a conceptual musical video named To His Own Grave, directed by Ajithzen P N.

  1. Best Innovative Sound Design
Akshai K A

Akshai K A

Akshai K A studied BA music at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala.  He is a singer and guitarist in... the musical band, Arounds. He has composed music for several dramas such as Maze and Friday. His major performances include the Kochi Muziris Biennale, ITFOK (International theatre festival of Kerela) and Rang Mahotsav at NSD (National School of Drama).

  1. Best Innovative Sound Design
Abin Davis

Abin Davis

Mr. Abin Davis studied music at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit Kalady, Kerala. He plays various musical instruments such as... keyboard, guitar and classical violin. He has collaborated in composing music for several dramas such as Maze, performed at the Bharat Rang Mahotsava International Theatre festival of National School of Drama, and Monkeys Paw. He was the Music Director for Thanathulavanam. He has composed music and background scores for short films.  

  1. Best Innovative Sound Design

Maze explores the fact that there is no actual beginning and no actual end to what we call life. Can we consider death as an end even though the dead continue to live within the minds of the living? Memory and reality can’t be separated and it therefore raises the question, what is real? Every relationship creates a circle from which the process of ‘coming out’ or ‘leaving’ is impossible. In this play, the old man and the servant create a space within their relationship that even questions the material existence of each other. This interlocked space makes it difficult to have an individual existence. The old man continues to live in the memory of the servant and to an extent, it is the memory of the old man that makes the servant live in his solitude.