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Syed Jamil Ahmed

Syed Jamil Ahmed is a director-designer based in Bangladesh, with numerous production credits at home as well as in India, Pakistan, and the US. He trained at the National School of Drama (India), was awarded MA in Theatre Studies by the University of Warwick (UK), and his PhD by the University of Dhaka.


Mohsina Akhter

Mohsina Akhter is an independent theatre practitioner who earned her BA (Hons) and MA from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Dhaka. She also holds an MA in direction from the Russian University of Theatre Studies (GITIS), Moscow.

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Mohammad Sohel Rana

ohammad Sohel Rana, born 13 October 1989, started his theatre journey as an actor in 1995, when he joined the children’s cultural organization Sraboni Khelaghor Asor at Char Fasson in Bhola, Barisal. He was an active member of Bangladesh Udichi Shilpi Goshthi in Jagannath University

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In Bangladesh today, ‘Group Theatre’ is the dominant mode of organization that is engaged in producing theatre in urban locations. Theatre ensembles organized by adopting such a mode produce plays entirely in Bengali, and emphasize collective egalitarianism against the dominance of celebrity performers. The Group Theatre mode of organization began to emerge in the country in 1972, immediately after a horrendous civil war fought against Pakistan in 1971. Today, a network of over 250 non-profit city-based theatre ensembles, gathered under an umbrella organization named Group Theatre Federation, stage modern theatre productions in many urban locations of the country. Members of these ensembles are mostly middle-class students and professionals belonging to the media, advertising agencies, and other private services. The ensembles inculcate professionalism in the work that they produce, but are run by voluntary contributions of its members, box office receipt, revenue accrued from adverts published in souvenirs, and occasional sponsorship from national and multinational industrial and trading houses.