A fest to celebrate 15 years of interactive drama

Truly 15

Fifteen summers ago, a bunch of theatre buffs broke the traditional mould to carve out a different path: interactive, improvisational theatre, a dramatic innovation that would eventually challenge the scripted form and strike its roots deep in Bengaluru.

On December 16, Yours Truly Theatre will celebrate that transformative spirit with a creative mix of dramatics and dialogue, improvisations and social connect.

Dubbed ‘TRULY 15’, the celebration will take the form of a theatre fest, unfurling at the Indiranagar Sangeeth Sabha.

Since its birth in 2003, Yours Truly Theatre has strived to create a unique theatrical language, defined by an engaging audience connect. Its vision was clear: to use the power of applied improvisational theatre for change and explore theatre that is spontaneous, intuitive and beyond the script.

Till date, Yours Truly Theatre has to its credit over 500 interactive theatre performances and trained over 2,500 newbies in basic theatre, says the group’s co-founder and artistic director, Nandini Rao. Currently, the team is about 100 strong with a full-fledged advisory board and seven international mentors.

The three tracks 

This Sunday, TRULY 15 will unfurl itself in three tracks. The morning first track will be about ‘Theatre applied in social change’ with its focus on the education sector and therapy for children and parents.

The second track in the afternoon will see panel discussions and case study presentations by corporates. The day will culminate with the final track, packed with theatrical presentations.

The performances will give a glimpse of what Yours Truly Theatre has been doing all these years: from playback theatre to shadow theatre, perspective dramas to image theatre, theatre for couples to black rainbow. This open event will kick off at 6.30 pm on December 16.

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