Janakaraliya Drama Festival

Posted: June 15, 2011 in ක‍්‍රියාකාරකම්

   From 23rd June to 13th July in the Janakaraliya Mobile Theatre

       Installed on the New Urban Project Grounds – Homagama

Charandas

Adapted & Directed by

Parakrama Niriella

(Awarded Best Drama at the State Drama Festival 2006Winner of

09 award Represented International Drama Festival New Delhi 2008)

23rd Thursday 9.30am /6.30pm

Sekkuwa

(Oil Press)

Written & Directed by

Parakrama Niriella

(Most Outstanding Drama in State Drama Festivals 1976 & 2010

           Winning 11 Awards for Sinhala and Tamil productions)

24th Friday 9.30am /6.30pm

Andara mal

(Andara Flowers)

Directed by Parakrama Niriella

(‘Andara mal’ is one of the most performed popular Janakaraliya dramas)

Short Plays

Samanthara

(Parallel)

Directed by

Rathna Pushpa Kumari

Thavama
Merila ne

(Not Yet Dead)

By the drama group of Jaffna State Security Headquarters

25th Saturday 6.30pm

Short Plays

Thaniyek Visishtai

(A Loner is Great)

Written & Directed By

Aloka Sampath

Kochchiya Enkan

(Awaiting the Train)

Written & Directed by

Lasantha Francis

Dinosaur Premaya

(Dinosaur Love)

Written & Directed By

Nuwan Dharshana

(Three of the Best Short Plays Winning number of awards

at State Drama Festivals and Youth Drama Festivals 2003 through 2010)

26th Sunday 2.30pm/6.30pm

Metikaraththaya

(‘The Little Clay Cart’ of Shudraka)

Directed By

Parakrama Niriella

(Adjudicated the best non original drama in

 the State Drama Festival, 2010 winning 06 awards) 

27th Monday 9.30am/ 6.30pm

Soru Evilla

(Thieves are Here)

And

Devlova Gamana

(Journey to Heaven)

Children’s plays created by Janakaraliya Drama Group

(‘Soru Evilla’ Awarded ‘Best Children’s Drama’

at State Children’s Drama Festival 2001

-Written by Sumith Samarasinghe)

28th Tuesday 9.30am/6.30pm

Seethambarapata

(Heavenly Clothes)

and

Andara Mal

(Andara Flowers)

Directed by

Parakrama Niriella

(Two of the most performed popular Janakaraliya plays

– Heavenly Clothes written by Mangala Senanayake)

29th Wednesday 9.30am/6.30pm

Sekkuwa

(Oil Press)

Written & Directed by

Parakrama Niriella

    (Most Outstanding Drama in State Drama Festivals 1976 & 2010 

                          Winning 11 Awards for Sinhala and Tamil productions)                                                                  

30th Thursday 9.30am/6.30pm

Charandas

Adapted & Direct red by

Parakrama Niriella

July 1st Friday 9.30am -6.30pm

Hunuwataye Kathawa

(Caucasian Chalk Circle

of Bertolt Brecht)

Adapted & Directed by

Henry Jayasena

(Most performed drama throughout more than 40 years

and a land mark in the history of the Sri Lankan drama.)

2nd Saturday 6.30pm

Short plays of Janakaraliya

Siththarage Sihinaya

(Artist’s Dream)

Andura Saha Eliya

(Gloom and the Light)

Madhura Jame

(Sweet times)

Thaham

(Thirst)

(A series of experimental short dramas and performances by Janakaraliya team)

Ape Kalaye Weerayek

                                                                 (Hero of Our Time)     

(Best Short Play Winning 6 awards at Youth Drama Festivals in 2010)

3rd Sunday 6.30pm

Eheth Ehemai

(There’ too like ‘Here)

By Sunil Chandrasiri

       (An Adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s Drama ‘Government Inspector’)

4thMonday 9.30am – 6.30pm

Metikaraththaya

(‘The Little Clay Cart’ of Shudraka)

Directed By

                                                                                                              Parakrama Niriella

5th Tuesday 9.30am – 6.30pm

Thoppi Welenda

(Hat Seller)

And

Punchi Apata Den Therai

(Little Us Know that Now)

Directed By

Somalatha Subasinghe

(These children’s plays have made representation at International Children’s Drama Festivals

in France, Korea, Australia and India. Two very popular and precedential Children’s drams performing

for over 20 years by the ‘Children’s & youth Theatre Foundation.’)

6th Wednesday 9.30am – 6.30pm

Colombo Colombo

Directed By Indika Fernando

(Adjudicated Best Drama at the State Drama Festival 2010 Winning 10 awards

Represented New Delhi Drama Festival on Asian Women – 2009

and International Drama Festival – Kathmandu, Nepal – 2010)

7th Thursday 9.30 -6.30pm

Bernadage Sipiri Ge

(House Bernada Alba)

Directed By

Priyantha Sirikumara

(Adaptation of French playwright Fredrico Gartia Loca’s play)

9th Saturday 6.30pm

 Sekkuwa

(Oil Press)

Written & Directed by

Parakrama Niriella

10th Sunday 6.30pm

Metikaraththaya

(‘The Little Clay Cart’ of Shudraka)

Directed By

Parakrama Niriella

11th Monday 9.30am/6.30pm

Soru Evilla

(Thieves are Here)

and

Devlova Gamana

(Journey to Heaven)

Children’s plays created by Janakaraliya Drama Group

12th Tuesday 9.30am/6.30pm

Charandas

Adapted & Direct red by

Parakrama Niriella

13th Wednesday 9.30am/6.30pm

Tickets – School Children Rs. 50/-Public Performances Rs. 100/-

Direction

Parakrama Niriella, Amitta Weerasinghe, Dilip Rohana

And

Janakaraliya Drama Group

www.janakaraliya.org

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Comments
  1. Dinithinadi says:

    Weldone JANAKARALIYA!!!Homaga people need you again!!!

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