NCBS Residency and Plays

In January 2009, Theatrescience returned to India, with the help of an International Public Engagement Award from the Wellcome Trust for a five-week residency at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS).

The residency included a wide range of contributions from scientists, clinicians, directors, actors and writers.  It resulted in the development of two new plays: ‘The Clearing’ by Gautam Raja, about the public health issues involved in forest ecology, and ‘Amol’s Stories’, which explores Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and memory.

Extracts from this work were presented at the British Science Association Conference in London in June 2009, and ‘The Clearing’ is being staged at the Alliance Francais, Bangalore in June 2010.

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‘The Clearing’ sparks debate in Bangalore
July 22, 2010

On 24 and 25 June the Alliance Française was packed for performances of ‘The Clearing’ by Gautum Raja. First developed at the Theatrescience/ART Residency at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in 2009, and dramaturgically supported by Jeff Teare, ‘The Clearing’ explored the impact of the invasive plant lantana, and the lives of those affected by it.


Human and ecological invasions intertwine in ‘The Clearing’ this week
June 22, 2010

This week sees the culmination of 18 months of inspiration, writing, research and development, as Gautum Raja’s play ‘The Clearing’ is performed for the first time, at the Alliance Française in Bangalore.


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The Clearing

Artistes’ Repertory Theatre production of The Clearing by Gautam Raja - Bangalore June 2010. A Theatrescience play.

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