Due to the pandemic, the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) could not take place on-ground. However, this year, it will take place between July 7-10.
After two years of virtual shows, the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) is set to return in its offline avatar for theatre enthusiasts and connoisseurs. The 17th edition of META will take place between July 7-10 and will showcase four award-winning plays from META 2020 at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi.
While confirming the news, Jay Shah, Vice President, Head - Cultural Outreach, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., shared, "We are pleased to finally have an on-ground META this year through the presentation of four META 2020 award winning plays. We are hopeful to be able to have a full-fledged META in 2023 and are looking forward to new pieces of theatre being commissioned and performed during the year."
The four award-winning plays that will be showcased in this edition of META are: For the Record, Bhaskara Pattelarum Entey Jeevithavum, The Old Man and Ghoom Nei.
Over the years, META has given voice to diverse themes ranging from contemporary and pressing social issues, mythology, religion, gender, caste, politics, and classics, through the plays being showcased.
“Through 2020 and 2021, we built a new community as we streamed a number of award-winning productions followed by talks and conversations around the many disciplines of theatre and the arts,” said Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts.
META applauds the finest in Indian theatre and sets benchmarks for excellence. Instituted by the Mahindra Group, this award recognises all aspects of the stage, including playwriting, set, costume and light design, direction and performance.