Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Still Dancing


Third Half Theatre in association with social enterprise Movement Mantra proudly presents Still Dancing, an original theatre production to raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in the UAE.

Based on a true story, the play is an attempt to humanize PD and show the real-life issues and challenges faced by people with PD and their families. It is an attempt to sensitize the general public, dissolve the stigma associated with PD and create awareness on the possible interventions available for people afflicted with the condition in the UAE.

The story follows a family's history. While our focus has been on Parkinson's, we thought it just as important to highlight the effect of the condition on the caregivers and the immediate family as well. At its heart, it is a story of any family, really. The specific details and struggles may vary, but we all go through the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows that reaffirm our faith in family values.

Movement Mantra uses dance as a tool to motivate PD heroes to be more active and take control of their condition. We thus have a deeply personal play, and an expression of the emotions associated with the play through dance, music, and poetry as well. Brought to you by a cast selected from an open audition and a team featuring Dubai’s multicultural talent, Still Dancing is a portrayal of the struggles and triumphs of the human spirit.

The play will be staged at The Junction, Al Serkal Avenue on Friday the 12th of April 7:30 pm, and Saturday the 13th of April 2019 at 3:30 and 7:30 pm to support our effort in raising PD awareness. Tickets available on Platinumlist and directly at the venue.

The theme of this year is to #StartAConversation. We hope the play not only raises awareness on PD but also moves the audience to start their own conversations about the condition, and movement in general. We could all benefit greatly from the simple act of making movement our mantra.

See you there!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Audition Announcement for our play in April to spread awareness on Parkinson’s

Third Half Theatre is proud to collaborate with Social Enterprise Movement Mantra to create an Original theatre production aimed at raising awareness for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in the UAE.  The play will be staged at The Junction, Al Serkal Avenue from 11th to 13th April. It will be the only initiative of its kind in the Middle East to give voice to this condition during Parkinson’s month and will Premiere on World Parkinson’s Day.

Audition Details


Project
:
A Play to raise awareness for Parkinson's
Writer/Director
:
Sanjeev Dixit
Audition Dates
:
Saturday 16th Feb 2019, 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Monday 18th Feb 2019, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Venue   
              
:
Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts
1302, Tiffany Towers, Cluster W, JLT, Dubai
Casting for
:
9 Characters, 4F, 5M. Various ages (+21)


Auditions are open to all nationalities. Please come prepared with a short monologue.

Kindly register here for the auditions.

Prior registration is not mandatory but will help us organize the auditions better. If you have any further questions, message us on facebook or drop us a line at ThirdHalfTheatre[at]gmail[dot]com.

Based on a true story, the play is an attempt to humanize PD and showcase the issues and challenges faced by people with PD and their families. It is a unique take on the condition seen through the journey of a family of a real-life PD Hero who succumbed to the disease in 2009.  While celebrating the struggles and triumphs of the human spirit, it is also an attempt to sensitize the general public, dissolve the stigma associated with the disease, and create awareness on the possible interventions available for people afflicted with the condition.

Rehearsals are scheduled to start from late February for 3 sessions a week.

See you at the auditions, all the best!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Sutradhar


Third Half Theatre proudly presents its very first original full-length production.

Sutradhar is a play in English inspired by the Natyashastra, Greek Classics, and Japanese Noh. Using techniques that have been around for millennia, Sutradhar presents a classic tale derived from the Indian epic Mahabharata to a modern, multicultural audience.

Sutradhar, an Indian word which literally translates to ‘the one who holds the strings’, implies a mastermind, a puppeteer even—a controller of the fortunes of those influenced, or manipulated. Yet, as the play asks at one point, “aren’t we all at some time both the puppeteer and the marionette?”

Approaching characters from the Mahabharata with a unique, modern perspective—even though the play is set in Indian antiquity—allowed us as a team to contextualize and explore these iconic characters in a new light and with a certain awe.

The team features some of the finest talent from Dubai, all of whom were selected from an open audition. Familiar faces join a fresh crop of young theatre enthusiasts to bring you a labour of love that promises to be a truly unique theatre experience.

Grab your tickets from Platinumlist and make a beeline for The Junction, Al Serkal Avenue on Thursday the 15th, Friday the 16th of November 7:30 pm, and Saturday the 17th of November 2018 at 4:00 and 7:30 pm to support an original production created from scratch right here in Dubai. Early bird tickets and group discounts are available for a limited time only. Tickets also available directly at the venue.

See you there!



Third Half Theatre presents…
Sutradhar
Writer & Director: Sanjeev Dixit
Cast: Ajay Simha, Allinson Aranha, Apoorva Mehra, Ashleigh Adonis, Assyl Yacine, Benjamin Samuel, Chineme Prince, Hamza Merchant, Joshua Johnson, Karan Sharma, Kuv Sharma, Nourah Almaiman, Richa Anand Nigam, Sayed Taifur, Shereen Saif, Xec Mohsin

A kingdom under siege. As the King contemplates surrender, his daughter comes to accept that her betrothal will form part of the terms. When events take a turn for the worse, her brother is left to deal with the consequences. Love and duty are sacrificed to the politics of betrayal, and vengeance.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Auditions for our November Play


Third Half Theatre announces OPEN AUDITIONS for its play in English to be staged at The Junction, Al Serkal Avenue on 15, 16, 17 November 2018.

Audition Details

Working Title
:
Strings
Writer/Director
:
Sanjeev Dixit
Audition Dates
:
Friday 31st August 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 1st September 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2nd September 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Venue 
   
:
Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts
1302, Tiffany Towers, Cluster W, JLT, Dubai
Casting for
:
17 Characters, 5M, 3F, 9 can be played by either M or F. Various ages (+15)


Auditions are open to all nationalities. Please come prepared with a short monologue.

Kindly register here for the auditions. 

Prior registration is not mandatory but will help us organize the auditions better. If you have any further questions, message us on facebook or drop us a line at ThirdHalfTheatre[at]gmail[dot]com.

About the Play:

A kingdom under siege. As the King contemplates surrender, his daughter comes to accept that her betrothal will form part of the terms. When events take a turn for the worse, her brother is left to deal with the consequences. Love and duty are sacrificed to the politics of betrayal, and vengeance.

Inspired by the traditions of Natyashastra (Indian classical theatre treatise), the Greek Classics, and Japanese Noh, the play combines varied elements to convey a timeless story using techniques that have been around for millennia, to a modern audience.

Those familiar with the Director’s earlier works, especially Tréteau and The Tragic Queen, will have an idea of the physicality, movement, and stagecraft involved in this attempt.

Rehearsals are scheduled to start from mid-September for 2-3 sessions a week.

See you at the auditions, all the best!