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Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.

-Bertolt Brecht


The year 2023 marks the 125th birth anniversary of German playwright and theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht (Brecht).


Bhasha Centre with the support of Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore and Kshirsagar Apte Foundation (KAF) will conduct various activities throughout the year to celebrate the work of Brecht. The objective of the celebration is to create a contemporary response to the work of Brecht as well as introduction of his work to the wider audience. 


As part of these activities Bhasha Centre would like to commission two Indian playwrights, to write a new original play in response to the literary work of Bertolt Brecht (plays/ screenplays/ novels/ poetry/ interviews/ critique) in any Indian language. The selected playwrights will be offered a fee of INR 75000/- each for writing the play.


If you have written at least three full length plays OR if you have had formal training in playwriting /creative writing from a recognized university/ institution / association in India or abroad - this call out is for you. 



Last date to submit the application: 15th June 2023


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