The Drama Library
Hear, Here! (Vol. 1)
“I would love to perform your play.”
The seven magic words anyone can say to a playwright. A play truly comes to life once it is heard out loud. Until then, characters are alive and kicking in a playwright’s head but something changes when someone else speaks the words out loud.
At The Drama Library, we have been thinking of ways to engage with plays that aren’t in our collection, and formalise what is already happening in pockets. We want more people to read plays, and for theatre practitioners to deepen their craft.
To this end, Arghya Lahiri, director, playwright, light designer, and Phalguni Vittal Rao, our Librarian, have curated Volume 1 of Hear, Here! an in-person rehearsed reading series, where we will read plays we want to hear and works of playwrights we want to engage with more. Everyone is welcome, but if you work in the theatre, this is especially for you.
Ashes to Ashes and A Slight Ache by Harold Pinter
4 September 2023 | 6.30 pm onwards | Harkat Studios, Versova
Top Girls by Caryl Churchill
18 September 2023 | 6.30 pm onwards | Harkat Studios, Versova
The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
9 October 2023 | 6.30 pm onwards | Drama School Mumbai, Charni Road
Blasted by Sarah Kane
23 October 2023 | 6.30 pm onwards | Drama School Mumbai, Charni Road
The scripts will be available for reading through September and October 2023 on
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Each reading will be followed by a conversation with leading theatre practitioners, writers and actors about the play and playwright.
So, come listen to a play, have some chai with us and geek out with your fellow theatre people! And if you have a play in mind you want to listen to out loud, drop us a line at email@example.com.