Nat’l Street Drama Festival portrays anti-rape awareness


Entertainment Desk :
The theatrical production ‘Pipra’, directed by Aktaruzzaman and produced by Somoy Sankskritik Goshthi, staged on the festival’s fourth day on Monday. The play, which was based on the renowned writer Humayun Ahmed’s short story ‘Pipra (Ant)’, sent a strong message about raising awareness of anti-rape, said a press release.
With their outstanding performances, Fakhrul Islam Mithu, Mahmudul Alam, Saif, Saiful Babu, Rakib Al Hasan, and Mukta adorned the stage, emphasising the significance of addressing and preventing
sexual violence.
The ‘National Street Drama Festival 2024’, organised by the Bangladesh
Group Theatre Federation, is
captivating audiences at Central Shaheed Minar, continuing its tradition since 1980. This year’s festival, which honors the
martyrs for the Bengali language, and 300 theatre troupes from all over the country have signed
up to participate. Mansura Akhtar Lovely’s intricate costume designs added depth to the narrative, enhancing the overall impact of the play ‘Pipra’.
The festival, inaugurated on February 1,
will end on February 7.
In addition to ‘Pipra’, other notable performances on the same day included the Dhaka stage’s rendition of the drama ‘Indur’, written by AKM Ahsan Kabir and directed by Mizanul Haque Nikti. Natyajoddha presented ‘Tokkor’, written and directed by Faisal Ahmed, while Swarabithi took the
audience through the emotional journey of
‘Smriti Minar’, written by Bazlur Rashid
and directed by Shaukat Hasan.
The festival’s collaborative efforts with the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy have resulted
in an enriching experience for theater enthusiasts. Simultaneously taking place in 21 districts, the ‘National Street Drama Festival 2024’ remains
a testament to the enduring power of art to address societal issues and inspire change.