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Nepal International Theatre Festival 2019
With the theme, Theatre for Social Transformation: An Artistic Voyage, Nepal International Theatre Festival 2019 was held from February 25 to March 4 in the capital. The festival was inaugurated by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli along with veteran artists Sunil Pokhrel, Subhadra Adhikari, Shakuntala Sharma Gurung, Sabine Lehmann, Satya Mohan Joshi, Ashesh Malla, Prachanda Malla, Abhi Subedi and Suryamala Sharma.
Seven different theatre groups including Mandala Theatre Nepal, Theatre Village, Theatre Mall, Shilpee Theatre, Actors’ Studio, Katha Ghera, and One World Theatre jointly organised the festival. The weeklong event staged 28 plays from nine countries. The plays were highly aesthetic with unique narratives, or experimental and reflected the current socio-political issues.