Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation

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Celebrating Theatre Series


'Celebrating Theatre’ is a popular series of onstage conversations, workshops and interactive sessions designed to inculcate theatre awareness amongst the theatre and arts fraternity and the media in Hyderabad. The series is conducted alternately with a production, where an eminent guest speaker shares experiences, views, and opinions with a mixed audience, followed by an interactive question-answer session in an open, informal environment. The series began in 2006 and has been conceived and designed by Mohammad Ali Baig. It is a unique platform in the country where participants/audiences avail an opportunity to interact freely with renowned personalities and experts of various artistic disciplines.


Some of the previous sessions have featured a prestigious line-up of India’s greatest artistic minds:


  • Late Habib Tanvir: ‘Folk Theatre’

  • Padmashri M. S. Sathyu: ‘Confluence of Cinema’ and Theatre

  • Professor Mohan Maharishi: ‘Evolution of Theatre in India post Independence’

  • Prasanna: ‘Regional Theatre versus National Theatre’

  • Shabana Azmi: ‘Actress both on Stage and on Screen’

  • Dr. Jabbar Patel: ‘Theatre Trends’

  • Amal Allana: ‘Role of Women Directors’

  • Javed Siddiqui: ‘Power of the Word’

  • Arundhati Nag : ‘Realising a Dream’

  • Rajat Kapoor : ‘Play and ScreenWriting’

  • Sagar Sarhadi : ‘WordPlay’

  • Alyque Padamsee: ‘Double Life’

  • Usha Ganguli & Sharon Prabhakar : ‘Multi-Tasking in Theatre’

  • Anupam Kher: ‘Journey in Theatre’

  • Dr. Mohan Agashe - ‘Grips Theatre’ & ‘Theatre as Therapy’

  • Rohini Hattangady & Sushma Seth - ‘Stage Play’

  • Paddy & Frederika Hayter of Footsbarn Theatre (France) : ‘Use of Space & Masks’, ‘Shadow Play’ & ‘Voice’

  • Mahesh Dattani : ‘Writing for Theatre’

  • Madeeha Gauhar of Ajoka Theatre (Pakistan) : ‘Theatre Beyond Barriers’.

  • Dolly Thakore : ‘Stark Reality in Theatre’

  • Vani Ganapathy : ‘Women in Performing Arts’

  • Dolly Ahluwalia : ‘Full Circle’

  •  Lillete Dubey : ‘Little Nuances’

  • Aanjjan Srivastav : ‘Comic to Cathartic’

  • Pankaj Kapur & Supriya Pathak Kapur: ‘Actors’ Inputs’

  • Ila Arun: ‘Music in Theatre’

  • Mohammad Ali Baig : ‘Celebrating the Glory of Global Arena’

  • Suchitra Krishnamoorthi : ‘Drama Queen’