A theatre workshop based on the experiences of the Open-Air Political theatre.
Pralayan Shanmugasundaram Chandrasekaran, better known as Pralayan, is one of the pioneering theatre personalities who is spearheading the modern theatre movement with a major emphasis on open-air performances in Tamil Nadu. As the founder and convener of Chennai Kalai Kuzhu, he has been active in the Tamil Nadu theatre scene from 1984. He has written, facilitated and directed more than 50 open-air plays and 23 proscenium plays including Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo, Habib Tanvir’s Moteram ka Satyagragh and Charandas Chor, Chandrashekhara Kambara’s Mahamayi, Haruki Murakami’s The Elephant Vanishes and Na Muthusamy’s England. Pralayan’s works and presentations are known for their dynamic engagement with the space and its design and vibrant music. He has also conducted workshops and directed the plays across India and in countries like Norway, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.