Monday, 12 December 2011

Regular workshops starting on 9 January 2012 (every Monday and Thursday)

5th Session of Regular Workshops will start from 9 January 2012

The regular workshops take place twice a week, for an hour and half every time. These meetings are both informative and formative on theatre. A wide range of things related to theatre is covered during this workshop and one is professionally trained to undertake theatre productions at the end of the session. A certificate can be issued on demand.

Every Monday and Thursday
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Total duration: approx. 3 months

Friday, 25 November 2011

4th International Workshop "Expression without Text" by Aurélia David

Expression without Text
Human Voice and Body in Liberty

This one day intensive workshop is designed to give training on how the human body and voice can be used to give meaning and convey message. The learning of “Grammelot”, the French term for a style of language in satirical theatre, will be one of the interesting elements of this workshop.

Who can apply?
Anybody who enjoys theatre and wants to discover it further. No prior acting experience is required.
International Workshops are free but exclusively for the members of Fanatika Theatre Club. You can become Fanatika Theatre Club member and have free access to Regular and International Workshops. As a member, you will enjoy a 25% flat discount on all the paid workshops and will have free and privileged seats for all Fanatika performances.

The registrations are open till Saturday, 10 December 2011. Please register at the reception desk of Alliance Française (079-26401551/26560271).


Monday, 24 October 2011

Performing Shakespeare (workshop)

This two day workshop is designed to help broaden and develop participant’s understanding and practical exploration of Shakespeare. During this workshop, Shakespeare's Macbeth will be undertaken with a focus on an in depth look at the play.


The course delivery style will include active facilitation; practical exercises, enactment of text as well as discussion and viewing of film interpretations of Shakespeare as well as a documentary on Shakepeare's Globe Theatre.

Who can attend?
This workshop is aimed at anyone who is interested in acting and who has interest in Shakespeare. It will suit those of you who would like a practical experience in a professional environment.

Date:    12 & 13 November
Time:    4:00 - 8:00 pm (12 November 2011)
              12:00 - 4:00 pm (13 November 2011)
Venue: Gujarati Sahitya Parishad

Please contact Alliance Française d'Ahmedabad reception desk for the registration:
Ph: 079 - 2640 1551 / 2656 0271

Lady Lalkunwar by Sitanshu Yashaschandra

Fanatika Theatre Club presented Sitanshu Yashaschandra’s Lady Lalkunwar on October 8, 2011 at Jayshankar “Sundari” Hall. This play is an original adaptation of Italian playwright Eduardo de Filippo’s Filumena Marturano.

Lady Lalkunwar is the story of Sir Amarshi Narottam’s kept Lalbai. Lalbai has been Sir Amarshi’s kept for 30 years and one day manages to trick this extremely rich man into marrying her. Following this marriage, she begins to live as his official wife in his house and Sir Amarshi cannot bear this. He desperately wants to get rid of her as he has long been planning to marry another woman, namely Rati Zaveri, who is both young and beautiful and comes from a reputed family.

Lalbai’s condition of leaving Sir Amarshi’s house if Sir Amarshi officially adopts her three sons gives him another shock and gives the play a new twist. The play is the journey of this courageous and honest woman from Lalbai to Lalkunwar, Lady Lalkunwar.
The play was very well received by both the audience and the media. Please contact Fanatika theatre Club if you want us to stage this play.

Director: Nisarg Trivedi

Sir Amarshi Narottam: Chintan Pandya
Lady Lalkunwar: Shreyasi Mehta
Gokulji Sampat: Hemang dave
Rati Zaveri: Bindi Patel
Suresh: Sujit Nair
Ketan: Yashraj Dholakia
Jayant: Pratik Bhatt
Mr. Makwana: Sagar Shah
Kakabhau: Kritesh Darji

Music compilation:
Vrattini Ghadge
Dhwani Dala

Harry Lights

Shailesh Prajapati
'Sayonara' Sets

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Salsa Dance Workshop

Fanatika Theatre Club organises a Salsa Dance Workshop with Ms. Raveena Dave. This workshop is open to all the registrations are open till Thursday, 4 August 2011.

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

9 August
11 August
13 August
16 August
18 August
20 August

Workshop fees:
FTC Members: Rs. 1000/-
Others: Rs. 1250/-

Please contact the reception of Alliance Française on (079) 2640 1551, 2656 0271 for registration.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Last date for registration: International Workshops

30 June 2011 is the last date for registration to attend the international workshops on costume and set design for theatre. These workshops will offer certificates. No registration will be accepted after the 30 June 2011.

This workshops are free but open only to the members of Fanatika.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Workshop on Commedia dell'arte with Anju Musafir (June 2011)

Fanatika Theatre Club organises a workshop on "Commedia dell'arte" - the famous Italian popular theatre genre which developped in the 16th century with Anju Musafir - Director of Mahatma Gandhi International School.

This workshop will take place in the second half of June. This workshop is open only to the members of Fanatika Theatre Club. Interested candidates should register before June 10. The dates and timings will be announced soon.

Please check the link to know more on commedia dell'arte:'arte

Script-writing Workshop with Saumya Joshi

Gujarati Sahitya Parishad organises a Script-writing workshop with Saumya Joshi. This is an intensive workshop of 3 days. The enrollment fees are Rs. 500. Lunch, tea-coffee and snacks will be offered during this workshop on all the 3 days.

Dates: 10 - 11 - 12  May 2011
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue: Gujarati Sahitya Parishad

Please register at the Gujarati Sahitya Parishad's office.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Interaction with Ratna Pathak Shah at Gujarati Sahitya Parishad

As part of Natya Parikrama, an interaction with prominent actress Ratna Pathak Shah is organised at the Gujarati Sahitya Parishad.

All are Welcome.

Date: 08/04/2011 (Friday) 
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Gujarati Sahitya Parishad, Nr. Times of India, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad 

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Documentary Film Screening at Gujarati Sahitya Parishad

As part of Natya Parikrama, screening of two documentaries on Chandravadan C. Mehta and Jashwant Thaker (prominent figures of Gujarati theatre) will be held at the Gujarati Sahitya Parishad.

All are welcome.

Date: 01/04/2011 (Friday)
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: Gujarati Sahitya Parishad, Nr. Times of India, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

International Workshop with Bernard Marescot

Fanatika Theatre Club Organises its second International Workshop with Bernard Marescot (France) after the first which took place in September 2010 with Julien Mulot from France.

Bernard Marescot's workshop is focused on the importance and aspects of "lights" in theatre. Also, a few fractions a play and a film will be analysed to understand the arrangement of lighting.  
Workshop details:
Date: 3 April 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Alliance Française d'Ahmedabad

It is interesting to know that B. Marescot was the executive producer of Tous les Matins du Monde, a film which has won 7 César awards.

Bernard Marescot is a French line producer. He started his career as assistant to Claude Autant-Lara, became the production manager for Camille Claudel (1988), L’Avare (1980) and later executive producer for important films such as Tous les Matins du Monde (1991), Le Colonel Chabert (1994) Sur mes lèvres (2001). He has worked with Bertrand Blier, Ave Angelo, Jacques Audiard and others during his illustrious career in the French film industry.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

World Theatre Day - 27 March 2011

Fanatika Theatre Club wishes everyone a very happy World Theatre Day ( 27 March 2011).

Thursday, 24 March 2011

"Waiting for Godot" with Dr. Suman Sharma at Paraspar (Faculty of Arts and Humanities - CEPT University)

"Waiting for Godot" or "En Attendant Godot" has been a play which has always attracted a lot of attention and has generated a lot of discussions, appreciation and criticism. Many have tried different experiments with this play. For all the theatre-lovers, here comes another opportunity to rediscover this play in a one more different way. In Paraspar, organised by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, CEPT University Dr. Suman Sharma will deliver a lecture on the same followed by a group discussion. All are welcome!

Date: 25/03/2011
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: CEPT Auditorium, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

August 2011: 2nd Fanatika Theatre Festival

Fanatika Theatre Club is busy preparing the next theatre festival in August 2011. The 2nd Fanatika Theatre Festival will be held in the end of August 2011.

Keep following us in order to know all the updates.
Join us if you want to be part of the Fanatika Theatre Festival in August 2011.

FTC Annual Membership

The Annual Membership for the Fanatika Theatre Club is INR 1000.00 till 31st March 2011. 
Please find the forms in pdf format from this link:

This membership is valid from the date of registration.

Hurry! The Annual Membership is going to increase from the 1st April 2011 and will be INR 2000.00. Become a member before 31st March to enjoy the old rates.

February: 1st Fanatika Theatre Festival

During February 26th and 27th, Fanatika Theatre Club organised its first "Fanatika Theatre Festival" giving its young and amateur actors their first public appearance. This festival staged two plays which were very well received by both the audience and the Press.

The First play was celebrated French playwright Jean Genet's "Les Bonnes" (English: The Maids) translated in Gujarati as "Antaraal" (અંતરાલ) by the prominent theatre figure Shri Hasmukh Baradi. The play was directed by Chintan Pandya. Amongst the three actors were Aanshi Shah (Claire), Ruchi Shah (Solange) and Shreyasi Mehta (Madame). The music compilation was done by Vrattini Ghadge, lights were handled by Arjav Desai.


Antaraal staged, on 26th March 2011, at 8:30 pm, at Natarani, Ahmedabad.

The second play was Molière's classic "Le Malade Imaginaire" translated in English by Charles Heron Wall as "The Imaginary Invalid". Chintan Pandya directed the play and played the lead-role of Argan - the Imaginary Invalid. Amongst the other actors were Mruga (Toinette), Anand (Béralde), Himali (Angélique), Sujit (M. de Bonnefois and M. Fleurant), Bansari (Louison), Dhruv (Cléante), Dhruti (Béline), Amrut (M. Purgon), Vinod (M. Diafoirus) and Pratik (Thomas Diafoirus). Vrattini did the music compilation based on European classical music and Arjav and Pratik Rathod did the lighting. Make-up was done by Bindi.

The Imaginary Invalid, staged on 27th March 2011, at 8:30 pm, at Natarani, Ahmedabad.