Universal Theatre gets new committee

Published : 05 Mar 2023 08:52 PM

The 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Universal Theatre, one of the organisations of street drama movement in Bangladesh, was held recently at a hall room of Bangladesh Tennis Federation at Shahbagh in the capital. 

At the meeting, the new executive committee of the organisation was formed for the next two years.

The members of the committee are- President: Mazharul Haque Pintu, General Secretary: Din Islam Shyamal, Organising Secretary: Shahriar Khan Saad, Finance Secretary: Kaniz Sultana. The executive members are-- Azizul Parvez, Shawkat Ali Mansur, Swapan Chandra Das, Abul Kalam Azad and Sumi Islam. 

Former general secretary of Universal Theatre Swapan Chandra Das presided over the meeting. 

Universal Theatre started its journey in 1994. The organisation has so far produced 20 street plays and six stage plays. It has organised three street theatre festivals and one stage theatre festival. The organisation’s most widely circulated street play is ‘Udhbastu’ (Refugees). So far, more than 700 plays have been exhibited. The current stage play ‘Mahatma’ has 48 exhibitions. 

Universal Theatre is a member organisation of Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation, Bangladesh Pathnatak Parishad and Sammilita Sangskritik Jote. It also receives an annual grant from the government.