The first ever Northeast women drama festival is going to be held in Imphal from December 2 to 11.
The ten-day festival is being organised by local theatre group Khengjonglang in collaboration with Sangeet Natak Akademi as part of empowering women through their works.
The festival will be held at the picturesque Khengjonglang complex near Irilbung in Imphal, said organizing committee chairman K Radhakumar.
Radhakumar said a total of 10 women theatre groups of Northeast will present 10 different plays during the festival.
A national seminar on theatre will also held as part of the festival from December 3 to 6, he said.
Prominent women theatre directors from Northeast–Ima Sabitri of Kalakshetra, S Thaninleima of Khengjonglang (Manipur), Rojibita Gogoi of Jirsong Theatre (Assam), Bijoli Chakraborty of Jagitri Culture Society (Tripura), Toijam Shila of Prospective Repertory Theatre (Manipur), Kismat Bano of Wings Theatre (Assam) and L Randhoni of PADA (Manipur) will attend the festival and present their plays.
Besides, two award winning folk dramas (Shumang Leela) will also be staged during the festival, Radhakumar added.
Many well known eminent women theatre personalities including Anuradha Kapoor, Kirti Jain, Nilam Mansingh, Kago Mado, Bharat Gupta and Pabitra will participate in the national seminar.
The first ever Nupi (or women) drama festival was held in Manipur in 2015.