In December, Conversations@theDSM will bring together two thespians and young theatre artists, Irawati Karnik and Manaswini LR. Both of them will be speaking with each other and the audience, so for this episode of conversation, get ready to expect twice the stories, insights, and experiences.

About Irawati Karnik

Irawati Karnik
Irawati Karnik

Irawati Karnik is a young theatre artist who has worked as an actor, director and playwright. Her first brush with professional theatre occurred when accomplished Marathi theatre director and playwright, Chetan Datar asked her to be a part of ‘Aawishkar’. Since then, there has been no looking back for Irawati. She considers herself lucky to have done a whole lot of theatre in such a short span of time.

She has acted in eight plays, directed five plays and has written four plays so far. She has also served as an assistant director to Chetan Datar as well as to theatre veteran, Satyadev Dubey. Her latest stint is as an actor-director with Vijay Tendulkar’s one-act play ‘Goshta’. ‘Khel Mandiyela’, her Marathi adaptation of a Polish play has won her recognition and an award.


About Manaswini LR

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Manaswini Lata Ravindra

Manaswini Lata Ravindra is a young theatre artist who has co-founded a theatre group, Lalit Mumbai. She was also invited recently to Royal Court of Theatre London for a playwright workshop. For many years Manaswini’s mother was involved with the ‘Narmada Bachao Andolan’ and her father has worked in the area of prevention of female foeticide. This has influenced Manaswini deeply and she has been able to interact with many intellectuals since childhood.

Cigarettes, her first full-length play happened after she moved to Mumbai. Currently Manaswini is working on a new play which is tentatively titled Until or Unless.

Date and time: 9th December 2017, 5 PM

Venue: 5th Floor, The Drama School Mumbai, Girgaon, Mumbai – 400 004

Entry: Free