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Singapore Hindi theatre fest 'Dastak' to host satire on #MeToo campaign

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The third edition of Singapore's festival Dastak, beginning November 15, will showcase 10 different plays, including a on the ongoing #MeToo campaign.

Titled 'Ek Din Mein', which will be performed by group ANK Theatre, is a dramatisation of an Anton Chekhov's short story.

Set in a bank, the story is a comedy of errors, where the protagonist is troubling the manager with irrelevant questions and how the manager handles the situation.

The play takes the campaign to a newer paradigm that is beyond sexual harassment. It is a take on any kind of exploitation that has a repercussion on the system. 'Someone, somewhere will have to pay' is the underlying message of the entire play.

adapted Chekhov's story "A Day in the Bank" in Hindi and English.

is seen as an inclusive vehicle that involves non-Indian artistes in the creative process to strengthen the cultural integration between and It is Singapore's only festival and its third year edition will be held from November 15-18 at Blackbox,

As part of the festival, there will be 10 short plays directed by 10 different directors with over 70 members of cast and crew, mostly local talents.

The festival is supported by National Arts Council Singapore, while Krescendo Communications is the strategic alliance partner and it plans to launch the festival in region in future.

"Dastak's aim is to showcase talent and offer local audiences a variety in theatre. The festival also aims to make the theatre landscape as diverse as its social fabric," said.

In line with Singapore's multi-racial ethos, the objective of is to showcase talent via but not limited to Hindi-speaking audiences.

Commenting on the event, told PTI, "Indians today are global citizens and are coveted in almost every imaginable career across the world. I am sure will reach new horizons in region.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 17:50 IST