2-day National Theatre Festival ‘Rangrezz’ 2017 witnessed 40+ teams from all over the country at Chitkara University
RANGREZZ – where we live and breathe theatre. An abode to artists and actors nationwide, it is the zenith of celebration, it is the epitome of theatre. Indeed, Rangrezz; the most awaited theatre fest of October, where the theatre is literally lived and breathed, witnessed the most profound teams of theatre from all over the country at Chitkara University, Rajpura. Rangrezz- The 2nd season of two days National Theatre Festival held on 6th-7thOctober, 2017, at Chitkara University Punjab.
Several teams were a part of the two competitions of the event ‘Street play’ and ‘Stage play’. And it was truly an epitome of theatre. The winners of both the competitions were awarded handsome cash prizes. The event was graced by noted and eminent personalities of theatre and other fields.
The event saw a total of over 42 teams from various theatre groups, universities and colleges. About 19 teams took part in a street play and 23 teams participated in a stage play.
The first day of Rangrezz saw Inaugural Ceremony graced by Honorable Dr Madhu Chitkara- Vice-Chancellor Chitkara University and Mr Atul Satya Koushik – Writer-Director-Theatre Trainer, as the guest.
The panel of judges was indeed notable with eminent personalities judging the plays. Mr Balkaran Singh and Mr Sukhdev Singh judged the Street Play and Mr Atul Satya Koushik – Writer-Director-Theatre Trainer and Mr Om Kataria judged stage plays.
In the Street Play category, first prize was taken by AAGHAZ from DAV College Sector 10 Chandigarh. The second prize was given to EK AWAAZ by Amity University, Gurgaon, and DRAMEBAAZ from Chandigarh College of Engg and Technology, Chandigarh, walked away with the third prize.
In the Stage Play category, ONE ACT PLAY: Baba Kundan Singh College Muhar, Firozpur, Punjab, bagged the first prize. Indian Institute of Teacher Education, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, was second in the category. DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, was declared third.
The prizes were handsome cash amounts. Rs 100000/- INR was given as the first prize, Rs 75000/- INR was given as the second prize and Rs 50000/- INR was the third prize.
Rangrezz swayed to the tunes of DJ Nina Suerte, an international DJ and artist, at DJ Night on 6th October while another star night on 7th October where Ninja, a popular Punjabi singer, made everyone dance to Bhangra beats. Both the events were enjoyed thoroughly by one and all.
Rangrezz was graced by noted personalities like Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Dr. S.C. Sharma, Registrar, along with chief judges of the event, and other deans and directors of the University. In a nutshell, the festival at Chitkara held true to its adage, ‘Rangrezz, where we live and breathe theatre.’