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KCC hosts 'Maddy' An absurd theatre performance

On 26 th  March, World Theatre Day,  Kolkata Center for Creativity  presented an absurd theatre performance in collaboration with Ichheymoto...

On 26th March, World Theatre Day, Kolkata Center for Creativity presented an absurd theatre performance in collaboration with Ichheymoto, titled Maddy. Originated in Paris, the absurd theatre has travelled worldwide. 

Directed by Saurav Palodhi and performed by Rahul Banerjee, Buddhadev Das, Santanu Mondal, Maddy is the epitome of absurd theatre whose dialogues, movement and structure are all odd and weird. Slawomir Mrozek is one of the best absurd playwrights of the world and Maddy is an adaptation of his text.

Absurd drama employs unconventional techniques, such as non-linear storytelling, and nonsensical dialogues. It also challenges traditional theatrical conventions. This makes Maddy an aurally interesting and engaging performance and a refreshing change for audiences who are used to more traditional forms of theatre.

Reena Dewan, KCC director said, "We were thrilled to bring this much-awaited powerful and thought-provoking performance to our audiences. The play offered a unique blend of brilliant storytelling, wonder, and reflection at the state-of-the-art KCC Amphitheatre. Through its unconventional and absurd drama and talented cast, Maddy explored important issues and challenged us to think critically about the world around us.”

Richa Agarwal, chairperson, KCC said. "Maddy was a refreshing departure from traditional theatrical conventions, offering a unique and engaging experience for all who attended. I believe that this performance has left a lasting impression on audiences and sparked conversations around important issues and challenges.”

Director Sourabh Palodhi) added, “Maddy - the absurd by Ichheymoto is a very significant work of my creative journey. When I first read the text, what connected me was its scope and varied layers of its absurdity. We had vigorous sessions on how we could interpret and portray the script since it needed the utmost effort of detailing so that the audience could walk along through the absurd journey we were planning to execute. After innumerable rewrites by Kushal Chattopadhyay and brilliant complementary support by Rahul Arunoday Banerjee, Budhhadev Das and Santanu Mondal, we created the absurd Maddy."

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