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RAD Preview: Maunaantar Mime theatre festival 2021 scheduled for 11th July at The Box, Pune!

Maunaantar, a mime theatrical competition, was last held at Bharat Natya Mandir in Pune, providing a welcome variation to the city's theatre scene.

For the sixth year in a row, the competition, which was also one of Pune's first Mime Play festivals, pleased the crowd. Kushal Khot, the festival's organiser, jokes, Maunaantar is the first of its kind theatre festival in Maharashtra because its primary focus is mime.

Miming is a one-of-a-kind and difficult task for an actor. When words aren't available, the actor must rely on actions to let the audience feel the emotions of the drama. It serves as a test for the actor, as it demonstrates how skilled the actor is by relying just on actions rather than speaking. Miming, a kind of acting that incorporates a lot of activity, make-up, and music, can help an actor connect with the audience. “Words are the primary means of communication; one uses words to tell a tale; yet, when words are unavailable, such as in mime, one must rely on expressions and eyes to communicate, which can be difficult to convey to the audience.” said Anagha Kakde, an actor in the play EI Mago.

We have big news for you! You can now return to Maunaantar after a one-year hiatus! The competition will take place on the 11th July 2021. It is sponsored by dreams to reality, fairytale media studios and wide wings media. Forms will be made available for the contestants from 8th May from 2021 on and the last date of submission is noted as June 15th 2021.

They felt it was necessary to carry on the tradition of the Mime Play Competition, so they're back with the first competition after the Lockdown!

Here are the entry requirements.

1. All Colleges and Organizations are welcome to participate.

2. There are no age restrictions

3. There are no restrictions on the number of people who can join.

4. There is no use of terms

5. 40-minute playtime

6. *Only the first 15 entries will be considered*

7. Forms will be available until June 15, 2021.

8. Contact - 9860593478 / 9930294660

Certain rules to be followed by the contestants are as follows:

I. All groups/colleges/organizations are welcome to participate in the tournament.

II. In the competition, only the first 15 teams will be chosen.

III. Please note that any script performed by any team in prior years' "" competitions will not be accepted in this year's competition.

IV. There are no limitations on the number of team members.

V. The play should have at least two actors on stage.

VI. A performer(s) can only be a part of two teams at a time. However, he or she can only appear onstage in one of the submissions. This is also true for the technicians and the director.

VII. The play's storey must be written in a basic screenplay format.

VIII. No use of words is permitted in any form:

Vocal Dialogue Message Board / Name Plate (However, they are only allowed if they are utilized as part of the Set to define the location) Gibberish

Please go through the Widewingsmedia website for detailed rules and participation form. preview section is your best, most complete guide for all the theatre/films , big and small, coming your way soon. Happy Reading! Follow our channel here.

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