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Theatre group based in Bangalore, started in 2004 by group of working professionals who are passionate about theatre.
Production portfolio includes over 50 shows of 10 different plays staged across Bangalore, Mumbai and Dharwad.
We have experimented with a highly diverse genre of plays, from satire to Drama, Absurd theatre and comedy, of bothIndian and foreign playwrights. We have a consistent Track Record of Houseful shows with an audience in the age group of 25 - 50

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Vodo Production

  1. 1. Version One Dot Oh!
  2. 2. About Us <ul><li>Theatre group based in Bangalore, started in 2004 by group of working professionals who are passionate about theatre. </li></ul><ul><li>Production portfolio includes over 50 shows of 10 different plays staged across Bangalore, Mumbai and Dharwad. </li></ul><ul><li>Performed Highly diverse genre of plays adapted and produced, from satire to Drama, Absurd theatre and comedy, of bothIndian and foreign playwrights. </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent Track Record of Houseful shows with an audience in the age group of 18-35 </li></ul><ul><li>Recognitions : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Won the Best Play award at the Young Director’s Theatre festival organized by Center for Film and Drama, Bangalore in 2006. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invited to perform at the prestigious theatre festival “Ranga Bhoomi 2007” marking the 50th anniversary celebrations of Kannada Rajyotsava </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Our Production Portfolio
  4. 4. Can’t Pay! Won’t Pay! <ul><li>Author: Dario Fo. </li></ul><ul><li>Director : Srikrishna.S </li></ul><ul><li>Can't Pay!Won't Pay..!! is a farce about the self-reduction movement where woman (and men) take what they wanted from markets, only paying what they could afford. Set in the Italy during the days of the revolution, the play brings out, in a very comic sense, the awakening of the working class in the midstthe adversities and turmoil's faced by them. </li></ul><ul><li>No of Shows: 3 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Listen, Janamejaya Author: Sriranga Translator : Dr.Laxmi Chandrashekhar Director : Srikrishna.S Listen Janmejaya, is an english translation of the kannada original called &quot;Kelu Janamejaya&quot;. It is an evergreen and contemporary presentation based on the Mahabharatha, specifically the event when Vaisampayana narrates the Mahabharatha to King Janamejaya. The play unravels in three acts, the insides and outsides of man in the four phases of the Kaalachakra. The play explores the vagaries of life where people display different colours and emotions when faced with different situations in life. The conflict between thoughts and actions, old and young, beautiful and the ugly and the temporal nature of these facets of life form the basis of a thought-provoking play. No of Shows: 5
  6. 6. Shadows in the Dark <ul><li>Author: Sriranga </li></ul><ul><li>Translator : Dr.Usha Desai </li></ul><ul><li>Director : Srikrishna.S </li></ul>&quot;Shadows in the dark&quot; is the English translation of Sriranga's renowned play &quot;Kattale Belaku&quot;, written in the late 1950s. This play, in a very witty way, deals with the social crisis of man's growing insensitivity and lack of curiousness to things around him, his closed &quot;mind&quot; to others' ideas. The play also wonderfully depicts the need for &quot;theatre&quot; to re-invent new forms to keep the art and society vibrant. The plot revolves around three men discussing a play and dropping scenes as impractical and irrelevant to daily life, while the very scenes happen around them. Kattale Belaku is ageless and modern at any point of time No of Shows: 10
  7. 7. Harvey Author: Pulitzer Prize winning author, Mary Chase Director : Srikrishna.S Harvey is the story is about Elwood P. Dowd, a good-natured, mild-mannered eccentric who is known in all of the cafeterias and saloons in his small town. Elwood is polite and cheerful and always friendly toward any strangers he might encounter, and he has just one problematic character trait: his best friend is an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit, Harvey! Wherever he goes, he brings an extra hat and coat for Harvey, and he buys theater tickets and railroad tickets in twos so that they can go everywhere together. His sister and her daughter try to have Elwood committed to the local sanitarium, where the behavior of the prominent psychologist and his staff raise the age old question of who is more dangerous to society: the easy-going dreamer with a vivid imagination or the people who want him to conform to the accepted version of reality. Harvey was made into a very successful movie Shows: 5
  8. 8. When the Pythons followed the Actor Author: Adaptation from Christopher Durang’s “An actor’s nightmare” and sketches from the BBC comedy group Monty Python and the Flying circus Director : Srikrishna.S “ When the pythons followed An Actor...” is an adaptation of “An Actor’s Nightmare” and 3 sketches of Monty Python, strung together to produce 70 minutes of free flowing, unadulterated laughter..!! “An Actor’s Nightmare” was inspired by the well known dream that many people in professional and amateur theatre have, that they go to perform in a play that they have inexplicably never been to rehearsals for, and for which they know neither the lines nor the plot. The UK-based Monty Python group is very well known around the world for its hilarious TV sketches and movies. No of shows: 8
  9. 9. Waiting for Lefty Waiting for Lefty is a 1935 play by American playwright, Clifford Odets. It is a vigorous, confrontational work, based on a 1934 strike of unionized New York cab drivers. Appearing at the height of the Great Depression, the play's original 1935 production was a critical and popular sensation. Waiting for Lefty was widely staged throughout the US and brought Odets sudden fame. The dramatic style of the play is considered a prime example of a genre known as &quot;revolutionary&quot; or &quot;agit-prop&quot; theatre. Author: Clifford Odets Director : Srikrishna.S No of Shows: 2
  10. 10. Chimeras <ul><li>Chimeras is an adaptation of three of Shashi Deshpande's famous short stories. The stories revolve around three popular figures in mythology: Draupadi, Kunti and Sita. Interspersed with dance and live music the show is a lively look at the epics through the eyes of a woman. VODO, for the first time experimented with 3 art forms – theatre, Music and Dance. </li></ul><ul><li>The play had Live music by Vasu Dixit ( of Swarathma fame ) and a bharatnatyam performance by Aarti Mohan telling the stories of Droupadi, Kunti and Sita. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Silence! The Court is in session “ Silence! The Court is in Session” is a play set against the social backdrop of small town India of the 1970s. Originally penned in Marathi by the noted playwright Vijay Tendulkar, the play exposes the double standards which were largely prevalent in the Indian society in those days and how its members, rather playfully, vilify a woman protagonist for an adulterous affair. The play is political and social satire on middle-class society's hypocrisy. It is set as a play-within-a-play, where a travelling amateur theatre group, makes an unscheduled stop at a village. No of Shows: 10 Author: Vijay Tendulkar Translated by: Priya Adarkar Director : Kishore Acharya
  12. 12. Six Degrees of Separation <ul><li>Author John Guare </li></ul><ul><li>Director Srikrishna S </li></ul><ul><li>The heart of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation can be summed up in a few sentences that Ouisa Kittredge directs at the audience: &quot;I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation....It's a profound thought....How every person is a new door, opening up into other worlds.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Six Degrees of Separation is a witty, biting, yet ultimately sincere commentary on what drives people: the desire for money, fame, social standing, comfort, and, for the lucky, a desire for meaningful human connection. Guare based the premise of his play on an actual incident—a young African-American man gained access to the homes of upper-class New Yorkers by pretending to be the son of actor Sidney Poitier—but the creation of the play is an imaginative tour de force. Guare uses the props of the late twentieth century, such as social issues and art, to create a comprehensive picture of a fragmented society, one in which those simple six degrees that bind people together are overlooked, blatantly ignored, and, very occasionally, celebrated </li></ul><ul><li>No of Shows 8 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other Initiatives <ul><li>VODO conducts Play reading sessions every alternate Sunday at Alliance Francaise to promote Theatre and to build an appreciative audience. </li></ul><ul><li>VODO, through our productions, has raised about 4 Lakh rupees in support Non Profits based out of Bangalore. </li></ul><ul><li>VODO has also worked with 3 non profits, supported by a corporate partner in bringing 50 children on stage for the production of “ Beyond the Land of Hattamala” , an original play in bengali by badal Sarcar. </li></ul><ul><li>The cast included differently abled children from 3 Non Profits. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Points of Contacts <ul><li>Vikram Rai – [email_address] | 9845501929 </li></ul><ul><li>Yashwanth Madhusudan [email_address] | 9880426783 </li></ul><ul><li>Join our Online Spaces – </li></ul><ul><li>www.Flickr.com/photos/onedotoh </li></ul>Version One Dot Oh Vodo.blogspot.com @Vodotheatre
  15. 15. Partial List of Articles on VODO <ul><li>Metro life Bangalore, Deccan Herald, 20th May 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Acting Legally: It was a weekday, plus with the IPL fever on, it wasn't an easy task to get close to a full house, But the team of Version One Dot Oh, went ahead with what proved to be a remarkable session indeed </li></ul><ul><li>Read more at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.deccanherald.com/content/3381/acting-legally.html </li></ul><ul><li>Metro Plus Bangalore, The Hindu, November 04, 2006: </li></ul><ul><li>TOP OF THE HEAP: The adaptation of Sriranga's Kattale Belaku teased the audience into a ride on a superb verbal merry-go-round. </li></ul><ul><li>Read more at : </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hindu.com/mp/2006/11/04/stories/2006110400600300.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment Bangalore, The Hindu, June 10, 2005: </li></ul><ul><li>TOTALLY FUNNY: Can't Pay, Won't Pay was so entertaining that one didn't mind the stormy weather or the fallen trees which made the trip to Rangashankara a real adventure. </li></ul><ul><li>Read more at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/fr/2005/06/10/stories/2005061003370300.htm </li></ul>
  16. 16. VODO in action