Welcome to Avant Innaiya Medai – The digital performance space of Avant Theatre.
Avant Innaiya Medai showcases FREE and Pay-To-Watch performances, lecture demonstrations and streaming of live performances.
4G which means Four Generation bring forth 4 generation of actors on stage. Avant Theatre aims to bring back some of the pioneer generation stage actors together with the next generation of actors in a comical play set in an old age home. The play pokes fun on the generation gap and the lack of understanding of our Indian practices and teaches the importance of filial piety.
Silapathigaram Introspective was initially written by Elango Vadigal and in the presentation Kanagi, Mathavi and Kovalan are presented with different perspective and viewpoint about their intensions and actions are dissected as a theatrical presentation piece in simple Tamil effectively presented with dynamic theatrical techniques and language eloquence. Avant Theatre as part of its signature presentation of Dramatic Stage Read explored this in a theatrically enhanced manner.
Chandramukhi is an adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novella, Devdas, and is also inspired by Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2002 film of the same name. As such, creative license has been taken with certain details of the original narrative to suit the purposes of this play. Chandramukhi is an Original Script conceived from Avant Theatre’s Calvet 2015 series and later performed as Avant Theatre’s Dramatic Stage Read in 2019. It was performed in 2021 as a full length play due to audience demand.
Abhimayu is the son of Arjuna, one of the esteemed Panadavas. The play traces the life of Abhimanyu who was fated to demise even before he was born but rose to fame as one of the greatest heroes of the Great Kurukshetra war. His charm, his humility and respect, his bravery, his skill, his honor and his sacrifice will be portrayed in this extraordinary journey of the young warrior. The play dissects the conflict of 3 unexpected players in his life and death Draupadi, the mother who never bore him, Karna, who never divulged that he was the brother of Abhimanyu’s father and the supremo, Lord Krishna, also the maternal uncle of Abhimanyu apart from the emotional journeys and angles of Uthara, Arjuna and the other Pandavas. How was Abhimanyu able to make the mark in the shortest time he had in Mahabharata and rise above the giants in the field? How did he earn respect from friends and foes alike? What led to the demise of this warrior? And what led to his everlasting fame, even after his demise? These are some of the questions examined in the play!
YEAN/Why explores 6 stories in relation to depression and suicide in the community with experts from the field of Mental Illness with post performance comments and analysis. Presented as a dramatic Stage Read presentation in 2019, with the support of Club2Care.
Chandramukhi is an adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novella, Devdas, and is also inspired by Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2002 film of the same name. As such, creative license has been taken with certain details of the original narrative to suit the purposes of this play. Chandramukhi is an Original Script conceived from Avant Theatre’s Calvet 2015 series and later performed as Avant Theatre’s Dramatic Stage Read in 2019 which is for FREE watch here. Recorded from Live acting with audience on theatre as such sound quality might be of concern.
On The Street of Calcutta explores the social and political fabrics intertwined with the fight for Indegious Identity of the people in Calcutta, India. Presented as a Dramatic Stage Read Presentation in 2019
Maapillai Vanthar is a compilation 5 stories by Mr Se Ve Shanmugam into 1 Theatrical Comedy by Avant Theatre for NAC Digital Presentation Initiative in 2019.
Venice Vanigan is a Transcreation of William Shakespear’s The Merchat of Venice attempted by Avant Theatre as a Dramatic Stage Read presentation in 2019.