The venue is being set up beautifully along with the stages & sets.The preparations for the biggest theatre festival of the city, Repertwahr Festival, are at its epitome. It is going to be held from 11th December to 17th December at the Sangeet Natak Academy, Gomti Nagar. The venue is being decorated for the festival alongside the various other installations. According to the organisors, Season 8 is the biggest edition until yet.
It’s for the first time that the festival is being organised at such a grand level : Organisors
Repertwahr’s co-founder, Bhoopesh Rai says, “It’s for the first time that the production of a theatre festival is being done at such a large scale in Lucknow. The adornment of Sangeet Natak Academy is already taking a plunge & the audience is geared up for the festival. Theatre as well as Music & Stand-up Comedy acts require a sensitive & subtle ambience. The festival is being set up keeping all the intricacies in mind.”
Organic materials are being used for the different sets, stages & the decor at the venue.
The materials being used are clothes, pots, plants, bamboo sticks, threads, papers etc. Doodles are another addition to the decor. The artifacts are being hand – painted. For the installations at the venue, various artists are also coming over from Mumbai. Even though there is time for the festival to begin, Sangeet Natak Academy is already filled with artistic creations.
The festival also has a Repertwahr Book Cafe for the book-lovers.
The Repertwahr Book Cafe will be put up in the lawn of the Sangeet Natak Academy. The book cafe is going to be exhibit over 10,000 books. The readers can read as well as purchase the books. Not just that, they can also get a signed copy of the books of the artists performing at the festival. The Book Cafe will be hosting a sketch exhibition too.
Grand stages & sets are being constructed
The festival is going to host 7 theatrical acts, the sets & stages for the same are being constructed in the city. These sets are complex & lively at the same time. For plays like Barrf & Dhumrapaan, double-storey sets are being constructed whereas for Loretta a special machine is being arranged for operating the curtains. Apart from this another stage is being setup for the music & comedy performances.
The area has been named as the “Winter Moon Pavilion” which draws its inspiration from the pleasant winter evenings of Lucknow. For all these errands an entire group of carpenters, fabricators, electricians, labours, welders work round the clock.