first_imgThe tenth edition of Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) is all set to celebrate the best of theatre and stagecraft. META provides a concrete platform to celebrate and promote theatre’s varied elements like playwriting, set design, costume and light design, direction and performance.  It aims at bringing together the best of Indian theatre from the year gone by. Nominations for this year’s edition have been declared which are handpicked from hundreds of entries by the jury that comprises stalwarts like Anup Hazarika, Deepa Punjani Krishnan, Sajitha Madathil, Sudhir Tandon and Vinod Nagpal. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The jury will pick winners in 13 categories including Best Play, Best Director, Best Stage Design, Best Light Design, Best Innovative Sound Design, Best Costume Design, Best Actor in a Lead Role (Male), Best Actor in a Lead Role (Female), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female), Best Original Script, Best Ensemble, and Best Choreographer.A Straight Proposal directed by Happy Ranajit and produced by Unicorn’s Actor Studio  (Delhi, 1 Hour 45 Minutes, Hindi), Aaydaan directed by Sushma Deshpande and produced by Awishkar Theatre (Mumbai, 2 Hours 20 Minutes, Marathi), Chitrapata directed by Manjunath L Badiger and produced by Samasthi (Bengaluru, 85 Minutes, Kannada), Dhou… The Wave directed by Gunakar Dev Goswami  and produced by Purvarang  (Guwahati, 1 Hour 20 Minutes, Assamese), Dreams from my room directed by Chingtham Banikanta Singh and produced by Pan Manipuri Theatre  (Manipur, 50 Minutes, Manipuri), Fall of a King- Burha Manuhor Babe Desh Nai directed by Palash Protim Mech and produced by Oftas  (Assam, 1 Hour 20 Minutes, Assamese), Kaumudi directed by Abhishek Majumdar and produced by Riad Mahmood Education and Arts Foundation and Indian Ensemble  (Bengaluru, 2 Hours 5 Minutes, Hindi), Matthi directed by Jino Joseph and produced by Kathuparamba Malayakalanilayam  (Kerala, 1 Hour 30 Minutes, Malayalam), Rage and Beyond: Irawati’s Gandhari directed by Sanjukta Wagh and produced by Beej  (Mumbai, 65 Minutes, English), Still and Still Moving  directed by Neel Chaudhuri and produced by Tadpole Repertory  (Delhi, 95 Minutes, English, Hindi) are the plays that are nominated in the best plays category.The nominations for the best directors are – Happy Ranajit, Sushma Deshpande, Manjunath L Badiger, Gunakar Dev Goswami, Chingtham Banikanta Singh, Palash Protim Mech, Abhishek Majumdar, Jino Joseph, Sanjukta Wagh and Neel Chaudhuri. When: March 27 Where: The Taj Mahal Hotellast_img