About the Group :
Alarippu - means blossoming, was established
in 1983. The group's activities have been spread all over India.
Generally, it has been focussing on amateur theatre, youth
women and folk theatre. Since 1988 the group has been
working with children too, in and out of schools.
It believes that
creativity too is not only inherent in every child or individual
but it is also one of the ways to expand and express one's self
and experience. It tries to create the space and atmosphere, which
makes an exploration possible.
While working with
children, Alarippu has experimented with creative drama,
poetry, songs, art and clay work, photography and story making,
writing and telling. Theatre workshops for children and
teachers have been an important activity of the group.
: Tripurari Sharma
Born on 1956, Tripurari
Sharma, graduated from the National School of Drama (NSD)
in 1979 with a specialization in direction. She has conducted
more than 50 actor-oriented theatrical workshops, covering the
states like UP, Bihar, MP, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rajasthan
as well as neighboring countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Social themes, relevant issues and local problems
have formed the basis of the plays.
She is a recipient
of many prestigious awards like Safdar Hashmi Award, Sanskriti
Award etc. She has written a lot of plays also. She visited
many countries like Norway, England and Australia and attended
first Women's Playwright Conference, USA in 1988.
At present she is working at NSD as an Associate Professor in
- The Gift
- Gadariya Aur Raju
- Reshmi Rumaal
- Lado mausi
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