What gets called 'globalisation' is rapidly changing the world we live in. But what is 'globalisation'? What, in other words, is getting globalised, and what is not? What does ‘creative industries’ mean? What about the fast changing technology of today’s world? What do these processes mean for our theatre? Prabir Purokayastha and Akshara KV made presentations that attended to these questions.
Organised 50 years after the original Drama Seminar in 1957, the Not the Drama Seminar (NTDS) brought together theatre practitioners from all across the country to convene at Ninasam, Heggodu in March 2008. This seminar meditated on the nature of theatre in India today, on how we got to where we are. The attempt was to understand 'Indian Theatre' in all its multiplicity and diversity, bringing these several faces of Indian theatre face to face, and problemetize the issues that arise therein. These ideas were exchanged through a series of presentations and discussions over five days, and each day ended with a performance.