Category Archives: Theater

Maharukh Chichgar: A Parsi Woman Taking On The World

Maharukh Chichgar: A Parsi Woman Taking On The World

During 8th to 10th century, when Parsi community migrated from Greater Iran to Gujarat, nobody imagined how beautifully this community will adopt the land of India and the people of this region. Today, on the occasion of Parsi New Year, Pateti, we tried to know what Parsi youth is thinking and how are they looking…

White House Honours Kayhan Irani as Champion of Change

White House Honours Kayhan Irani as Champion of Change

Good friend of Parsi Khabar, and an amazingly talented artist, writer and theater personality Kayhan Irani goes to the White House !!! From AAM On Wednesday, the White House will recognize ten individuals from across the country as “White House Champions of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.” May is Asian…

Hamlet No Omlette: A time for Natak

Hamlet No Omlette: A time for Natak

Parsi theatre was the first to realise the full commercial potential of Shakespeare’s works. The result was King Lear as comedy and a farce called Hamlet No Omelette. The curtains of the spare, elegant sitting room have been drawn against the April sun, and the noise of traffic on the busy Veer Nariman Road is…

The show must go on: Parsi Theater in Surat

The show must go on: Parsi Theater in Surat

Fun, love and laughter are the traits of the rarest form of plays enacted at the Parsi Theatre in the city. The Diamond City has raised hopes of theatre lovers that such form of plays would be nurtured on World Theatre Day on Sunday. “Parsi population is depleting and so the situation of Parsi Theatre…

Behzad Dabu: In Conversation with Showbiz Chicago

Behzad Dabu: In Conversation with Showbiz Chicago

Showbiz Chicago Interviews: JEFF Award Nominee BEHZAD DABU February 21st 2016 Showbiz Chicago Feature Editor Stacey Crawley catches up with 2015 JEFF Award Nominee Behzad Dabu, who returns to the Goodman Theatre in Thorton Wilders’ delightful classic farce The Matchmaker, where he takes on the role of Barnaby Tucker. Interview by Stacey Crawley, showbizchicago.com Behzad…

Meher Mistry In Lead Role in Disney’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’

Meher Mistry In Lead Role in Disney’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’

Meher Mistry: Destiny’s child Dadar girl Meher Mistry on how she turned princess for the lead role in Disney’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’ When Meher Mistry walks in for a chat at a cosy café in Mumbai’s Bandra area, great vintage hairdo and pashmina stole in place, it is hard not to be reminded of…

Draame-Bawaas | Parsi Theatre Competition

Draame-Bawaas | Parsi Theatre Competition

Witness the finals of the Draame-Bawaas one-act play competition, in which four finalist teams, rigorously mentored by veteran artistes, perform a quartet of sparkling productions. The competition has been instituted to honor the legacy of Adi Marzban in the legend’s birth centenary year. Unique and unmissable – a date all Parsi theatre lovers must keep…

The Second Coming

The Second Coming

Draame-Bawaas, a competition of one-act plays, aims to give a new lease of life to Parsi theatre. FOR me, theatre is religion,” says Sam Kerawalla, 84, one of Parsi theatre’s greats. Trained as an engineer, he always accepted jobs which ensured he had the evenings to himself, so that he could indulge his passion for…

Woman with ties to Gainesville starring in movie about Mother Teresa

Woman with ties to Gainesville starring in movie about Mother Teresa

Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal is major character in ‘The Letters’ When Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal was a little girl, she loved being on stage. Article by Kristen Oliver Gainesville Times But she set aside her passion for almost 40 years, out of respect for her father’s wishes. The Mumbai, India, native whose family now resides in Gainesville, is co-star…