In memory of playwright, actor and director Syed Mohidul Islam, a five-day festival titled Syed Mohidul Islam Smaran Utsab 2019, began recently at National Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). The event was organised by Batikrom Natya Goshthi.
Dr Md Enamur Rahman, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief, Jhuna Chowdhury, Golam Sarwar and Akhtaruzzaman, were present at the inaugural ceremony, among others.
Asaduzzaman Noor has been bestowed with the Syed Mohidul Islam Padak this year. Theatre activists Sujit Saha, Shadhona Ahmed, Mir Zahid Hasan, Tonima Hamid and Shubhobroto Dey were awarded with the Mancha Bandhu Award. The Jugol (Duo) awards were given to Abhijit Sengupta and Dipta Rakkhit, Ali Haider and Samina Luthfa Nitra, Mosharraf Karim and Robena Reza, Moithili Guho and Shimanta Maitra, and Masud Sumon and Mumu Masud.
Theatre Arambag staged its much-admired production Draupadi Parampara, after the award giving ceremony. The play is written and directed by Prabir Dutta.
Five theatre troupes (four from Bangladesh and one from India) will be staging their productions till September 18, 2019 at BSA.