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Call For Entries - Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META 2012).
ELIGIBILITY & CRITERIA
The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards will be held in the first week of March 2012 in New Delhi.
The Theatre productions will be staged at Kamani Hall, Copernicus Marg or Sri Ram center, Mandi House, New Delhi, India
The Festival Secretariat invites entries for Emerging and Established Theatre in the following categories:
Best Stage Design
Best Lighting Director
Best Innovative Sound Design
Best Costume Design
Best Actor (Male) In a Leading Role
Best Actor (female) in a leading role
Best Supporting Actor (male)
Best Supporting Actor (female)
Best Original Script
Theatre productions may be verbal or non verbal and may include physical theatre, puppetry, multi-media and dance.
The award consists of a specially designed trophy and a cheque.
Best Production: 100,000
Best original Playwright: 75,000
All other awards: 45,000
THEATRE PRODUCTIONS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE AWARDS
Plays must have been produced / staged between January 1st 2011 and December 31st 2011.
Plays can be in Hindi, English or any Indian regional language.
Plays may be adapted or be an original work by an Indian Playwright or by International playwright.
Only original work by Indian playwrights will be eligible for the Best Playwright award.
All plays must be video recorded and submitted in their original language.
The Secretariat must receive entries by the 10 Jan 2012.
Each entry must be accompanied by the following:
An official letter of consent from the producer of the theatre production authorizing entry to the competition.
2 non-returnable copies of each theatre production in DVD or CD format.
A full list of artistic and technical credits. (Can be submitted Online)
A profile of the nominee. (Can be submitted online)
Three stills of the production (can be submitted online)
A synopsis written in English in approximately 100 words. (Can be submitted online)
City of production (Can be submitted online)
Any reviews or previews of the play published in a newspaper or magazine.
Postal cost of DVD's and submission forms will be borne by the submitting artist.
There is no entry fee required for submission.
In the event that the production is nominated for the festival you will be invited to stage the play in New Delhi in the first week of March 2012 as part of the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards Festival.
The cost of shipping the set, travel by AC II Tier Sleeper, Board and Lodging, venue cost and any additional technical requirement along with a nominal staging fee will be paid for by the award secretariat.
In cases of copyright infringement, whether local or international, the submitting producer shall be held directly responsible. The Festival Secretariat will not be held liable.
Nominees in each award category are expected to attend the Award Ceremony.
Theatre groups, individuals, playwrights and critics are invited to submit their production or recommend a production for the META awards.
All productions must be submitted on DVD or CD.
Should a theatre company not be in a position to afford a simple VHS recording they may apply for funding up to Rs 4000 in order to record the production.
The selection committee will consist of eminent personalities from the world of theatre as appointed by the Secretariat. The selection committee will comprise of 5 members, one each of the following cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata.
The selection committee will view the DVD or VCD and finalize their selection for the festival.
Nominations will be announced and posted on our web site in February 2012
A celebrity jury composed of eminent personalities from the field of theatre and the arts as appointed by the Festival Secretariat, will determine the winners in each of the defined categories after having watched the productions being staged in New Delhi at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Festival.
The decisions of the jury will be full and final. Awards will be announced at a ceremony in New Delhi and will be telecast across the country on a premium channel.