“Both amateur and professional theatre persons must unite together to strengthen the theatre movement,” said actor and noted theatre personality, Mandya Ramesh.
He was speaking at an awards ceremony for senior theatre personalities organised by the District Amateur Theatre Persons’ Forum in association with Karnataka Nataka Academy at Kalamndir on Friday evening. He said, “Mysuru has been the epicentre for theatre art in the state. The contribution of amateur theatre artists in this regard is immense. Rangayana, the state’s well known repertory, was started in the city with the support of all these amateur theatre artists and troupes.”
“There is a need for all theatre artists and troupes to unite together and experiment with new plays and take part in the theatre movement,” he added.
On the occasion, senior theatre personalities Mime Ramesh, Dr N Rathna, Sarojini, Geetha Montadka, Rameshwari Varma and others were felicitated.
Karnataka Nataka Academy member B M Ramachandra, Ramanath, forum president Suresh Babu, Rajesh and others were present.