Story behind Thespo with Quasar Thakore Padamsee & Toral Shah

Jun 11, 09:30 PM
Today I have Quasar Thakore Padamsee & Toral Shah with us on Audiogyan. These guys needs no introduction for people who belong to the world of theatre and arts. Quasar, apart from being an accomplished actor, writer, director and a producer, Q is also founder of Thespo Theatre festival which completed 20 years last December 2018. Toral is all things backstage. Toral started working full-time with QTP productions since June 2001. She worked in the capacity of administrator, in-house graphics designer, lights/sound operator, production manager and stage manager. She was the festival director of ‘Thespo’ in 2002 and from 1999 onwards has been the festival’s coordinator and art director.

  1. What have been your 3 biggest challenges to keep it running for last 20 years?
  2. What are the 3 biggest learnings you had from young theatre enthusiast?
  3. It’s a cliche question but, Can you name any 5 plays which are must watch, originated from Thespo?
  4. What is your long term vision about Thespo? How do you see it shaping up in the future?