NSD introduces Theatre-in-Education course

Agartala: The National School of Drama here has introduced a course in "Theatre-in-Education", first of its kind in Asia.

Altogether 20 students are admitted to the one-year course initially, of which eight students are from Tripura and the rest from outside.

An interview board, headed by the coordinator of the course, Kirty Jain, the former director of NSD, selected the candidates, Director of NSD, Anuradha Kapur said.

Inaugurating the course last night, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said, "A few years ago when the NSD proposed to us the introduction of Theatre-in-Education, we had no clear idea about it. But today I understand that it is a historic day for the theatre lovers of the state and all credit goes to NSD."

The NSD would form a group with the successful pass outs which would stage drama in different parts of the country after one year.

Sarkar said initially the course would be held at Nazrul Kalakshetra here, but the state government was searching for land to build a new setup with all modern facilities.

The NSD`s branch was opened in Tripura on November 17 last year with assistance from the state government.