Fired By Hamlet
A Physical Comedy Play at Indian Habitat Centre on 9th January 2016
New Physical Comedy play “Fired by Hamlet” Directed by Prof. Michael Moritz-, by Theatre Garage Project in collaboration with Old world Hospitality will be held at the India Habitat Center, The Stein Auditorium, Lodhi Road, Near Sai Mandir, Delhi, NCR 110003, India on 9th January 2015 at 7:00 PM.
Fired by Hamlet is a company of travelling actors who find themselves in crises. They find themselves at a lose end; they’re out of shows and have no money left. So, they decide to try their luck in Helsingoer. Prince Hamlet of Denmark they hear, is looking for just such a company.They are excited and nervous. What does Helsingor hold for this motley crew? As the play unfolds, we find them struggling for food and fame. They share with us their aspirations, ambitions, hopes and fears.
Will Prince Hamlet hire them to play permanently at court? Will all their secret prayers be answered? Or are there other, more interesting surprises in store for them?
‘Fired by Hamlet’ is rooted in Commedia del Arte and Shakespeare. The parts are all the stock characters of that genre. The play has been built through a series of commedia and physical theatre improvisations.
Conceptualised & Directed by Prof. Michael Moritz, the cast includes Ashwath Bhatt, Amba Suhasini Jhala, Mohit Tiwari, Purinima Yengkokpam, Sonmoni Sarmah, Shivam Pradhan, Yogendra. Aditi Arora is Assistant Director & Documentation, Production Farid Azad & Kaizad S Gandhi handle the Production, Production Design is by Sangeet Shrivastava, Kriti V Sharma is the Costume Designer, Harsh Raman Singh Paul has designed the Posters, Light Designer is by Gaurav Sharma, Music & Sound design is by Anirbaan Ghosh and the Creative Producer is Ashwath Bhatt
Tickets will be available at bookmyshow and India Habitat Centre for Rs 250/- & Rs 350/-.
Prof. Michael Moritz- Director
After participating in the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen, he had engagements at the Staatstheater in Stuttgart, the Schauspielhaus in Zurich, and the Vienna Burgtheater. Among others, Michael has worked with Claus Peymann, Hans Neuenfels, Wolfgang Engel, Matthias Hartmann, Einar Schleef and the clown, Roy Bossier. Michael has worked on the independent production of short slapstick films for Swiss television, and has appeared in television series and TV movies. He has undertaken international tours with his own theatre productions, and in the meantime works on choreographing fight scenes and fencing scenes. Since 2005 Michael has worked as an instructor for physical theatre and stage fencing at the Max Reinhardt Seminar for scene study, and he is also active as faculty at the Vienna Conservatory.
Author of Familie Flöz- Production ‘Haydi’. Writer of 11 crime-novels. On Tour with his new clown-Production: Toto Makes lunch-Break.
About Theatre Garage Project
Theatre Garage Project is the brainchild of NSD & LAMDA graduate Ashwath Bhatt. It was conceived in 2007. Its essence lies in breaking patterns, observing life, understanding self & human processes coupled with intensive voice/body and performance training rooted in Red nose clowning. At TGP, Red nose clowning is seen as a tool for de-stressing all sectors of society and reintroducing laughter in their lives. Over the years TGP has seen a fusion of cultures – apart from India (Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Siliguri, Lucknow, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, and Kashmir) people have flocked from various places in the world like Germany, England, Canada, Argentina, USA, South Africa, to learn and share skills and techniques. As a conscious decision, in the beginning TGP based itself in Ramgarh, Nanital away from the distractions of city life. The TGP house or the Empty Space as it’s called is embedded in the midst of Mother Nature with basic facilities which we are trying to improve with time. The philosophy guiding behind the work is ‘Finding something in nothing ‘. Theatre Garage Project aims to contribute to Indian Theatre by establishing ‘Red Nose Clowning’ as a liberating tool of expression for society and creating spaces to explore, experiment and synthesize Red Nose Clowning with all art streams. Theatre Garage has participated and performed in various festivals and venues around India. Some of the acclaimed plays produced by TGP are Infinite Stupidity, Clown Town, Dickheads and The Zero Story. Theatre Garage Project has been associated as a collaborator and partner with various reputed institutions and organisations like MMB Goethe Institut, National School of Drama, British Council, Clowns Without Borders- USA, LAMDA, London, Red noses- Vienna, etc. At present TGP is in the process to construct a working place called the Humour Factory Studio and preparing for its first international play- ‘Fired by Hamlet’.