In Mumbai we didn't have history of English plays to look for. So it was great to find our own voice of English Theatre.
- Rahul Da Cunha
Rahul daCunha divides his time between advertising, theatre and travel. On one hand he is running his ad agency, da Cunha Communications where he produces the famous Amul hoardings that have made India smile for 47 years. On the other side he writes, directs and produces plays like CLASS OF 84, PUNE HIGHWAY and ME, KASH & CRUISE. He is one of the founders of Rage Production and has been writing and directing plays for past 25 years. He is an extensive traveller and passionate photographer.
1. I am not Bajirao and Class of 84 are two milestones in Bombay. Please tell our listeners about these two plays
2. In one of your interviews with Hindustan Times, you mentioned “We didn’t have a voice of our own.” In the context of English theatre in Mumbai. What was the process of finding your voice?
3. Why do you think an English play in India is not as popular as the Amul girl hoarding. What are the learnings theatrewallahs can glean from the Amul hoardings?
4. Can you quickly tell us about, what the genesis of “Writer’s Bloc” and the playwrights to look out for?
5. 36 Ghante and the project of school children writing plays have been recent highlights. What next for you and Rage?