It’s very easy to compromise with what life has to offer you, but what is difficult is to understand and realize your Dream. There are many in the family of theatre who must have been discouraged when they opted to make a career in theatre, not only discouraged but also misguided and criticized but still they believed in their dreams and earned a name for themselves in the field of One Act Play Theatre. Astitva is committed to strengthening the young and budding community that represents the youth of tomorrow’s performing art world in today’s theatre.
It is our belief that; “In the black & white tints and shades of past era; some colors of theatre have faded with time. One needs to take an initiative and attempt with sincerity to rekindle the spark of the hidden talents that contribute to keeping these colors alive. It is the sincere attempt to get those colors back to the theatre so that everybody can enjoy the magic of real theatre”.
To commemorate and felicitate this aspiring creativity; for the first time in the history of One Act Plays, awards for excellence in One Act Play Categories have been organized by Astitva. The award would be titled as Paarangat-Sanmaan. As the name suggests; Paarangat in Sanskrit means Experts….thus to identify and felicitate the deserving theatre experts; the said awards would be awarded to the winners of various competitions in the One-Act Play category for the past one year. These Awards continue and intensify Astitva’s association with theatre, which is started from the year 2009.
Paarangat-Sanmaan is an initiative to give recognition to the extraordinary effort done by young theatre artists across the state of Maharashtra in the field of One – Act Plays & appreciates those who have kept theatre alive in spite of all the obstacles they have faced during their journey to enter the world of theatre. To recognize outstanding accomplishments of theatre professionals whose work has made a significant impact in One- Act Play Theatre. As stated by Astitva; the Motive of these awards is that every theatre artist in this world should get the recognition he deserves…… It is a field that is often neglected, especially when compared to Professional Plays, Televisions Films, which is the more glamorous sibling and deserves wider viewers support.
One Act Plays and Awards would seem at first glance to be strange bedfellows. We firmly believe however that a contribution to the Field of Theatre through One-Act Plays is also a contribution to the world of Performers. One Act Plays are an integral part of theatre that holds up a mirror to youth society and a powerful medium for social change. With Paarangat-Sanmaan; an award for Excellence in Theatre of One Act Plays we are in a way, setting the stage for this, by showcasing modern theatre and recognizing excellence in this field. Paarangat-Sanmaan salutes the talents of our young aspiring, artistic heritage. Astitva committee shall recognize the talent, achievements and notable contributions to Theatre.