Padatik Natya Sangsad, a local theatre troupe, has organised a week-long theatre fest titled Syed Badruddin Hossain Theatre Festival. The seventh edition of the festival pays tribute to the troupe’s founder Syed Badruddin Hossain.
The festival, featuring a total of ten productions brought to stage by local and visiting Indian troupes, commenced yesterday through an inaugural ceremony at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Apart from staging of plays, the festival includes an award titled Syed Badruddin Hossain Memorial Award which will be handed over to this year’s winners theatre persona Dr Enamul Haque and Sara Zaker.
On the opening day, Indian troupe Kalyani and local troupe Nagarik Natya Sampraday staged Goray Golod and Dewan Gazir Kichcha, respectively. The festival runs simultaneously at the National and Experimental Theatre Halls of the academy having two shows each evening. Eight local and two Indian troupes will stage the shows.