First Mwihur International Theatre Festival 2023 in Kokrajhar Concluded

Mwihur International Theatre Festival 2023: 13 theatre groups from National and International participated in the 7 days of theatre festivals organized by the Lwrgi theatre group in Kokrajhar concluded on 3 Feb 2023.

For the first time in Bodoland, the theatre group is given a chance to showcase their work to a greater audience through a week-long program organized by the local theatre group of Kokrajahr, Lwrgi Theatre group, with the support of the Department of Cinema and Theatre of the BTR government.

Organizing such a theatre event will surely promote theatre art among our younger generations and also provide a wonderful opportunity for our aspiring Bodo theatre artists.

This 7-day program has been named as the Mwihur International Theatre festival and Bodoland’s first International Theatre festival. 

Mwihur International Theatre Festival 2023

The first Mwihur International Theatre Festival started on 28 Jan 2023 was recently concluded yesterday on 3 Feb 2023. The festival was attended by the 13 theatre groups from accross India and 2 International theatre groups.

Participant Details

A total of 13 theatre groups from seven states of India and two International countries have participated in the theatre festival organized by the Lwrgi theatre group and the BTR govt.

Participant Theate Group Name vs State/Country Name shared below.

  1. Lwrgwi Theatre Group, Assam
  2. Purbaranga, Assam
  3. Jatra-C Acting Studio, Assam
  4. Okhrang The Sky, Assam
  5. Paramik Barakpore, West Bengal
  6. Cosmopolitan Dramatic Union, Manipur
  7. Maidi’s Artist Association of Tribal, Jharkhand
  8. RAS Society (RAS Theatre Group), Delhi
  9. Sumukha, Delhi
  10. Janberi Theatre, Kerala
  11. Mystic Acto Theatre & Acting, Maharastra
  12. Apurva Drama Team, Sri Lanka
  13. Theatre Village, Nepal

Other Important Details of the Festival

Date: 28 Jan 2023 – 3 Feb 2023

Address: Bodofa Cultural Complex, Chandmari, Kokrajhar, BTR, Assam.

Selected Play List Details

Each theatre got a chance to showcase its one play, and the same details have been shared below.

Sl. No.Name of the PlayLanguageTheatre Group NameLocation (From)
1ThakanBodoLwrgwi Theatre GroupKokrajhar
2LomdiaHindiMystic Acto Theatre & ActingMaharastra
3TharamMalayalamJanberi TheatreKerala
4Ghatotkach PutraAssamesePurbarangaAssam
5Raj Manwahala
(The King, I and The Slave)
SinhalaApurva Drama Team, Sri LankaSri Lanka
6Jugi TriyaoSanthaliMaidi’s Artist Association of TribalJharkhand
7Bithorai JwhwlaoBodoJatra-C Acting StudioKokrajhar
8FANSBengaliParamik BarakporeWest Bengal
9The ConfessionNepaliTheatre Village, NepalNepal
10Mangal Yaodraba NumitManipuriCosmopolitan Dramatic UnionManipur
11Tajmahal Ka TenderHindiRAS Society (RAS Theatre Group)New Delhi
12RudaliRajasthaniSumukha, DelhiDelhi
13BalabariBodoOkhrang The SkyTamulpur, BTR
Selected theatre play list of Mwihur International Theatre Festival 2023

Lwrgwi Theatre Group, Assam

The theatre play – Thokon in Bodo language was played by the lwrgwi theatre group in the first Mwihur International Theatre Festival.

Thokon theatre play of Lwrgi theatre group

Jatra-C Acting Studio, Assam

The theatre play – Bithorai Jwhwlao in Bodo language was played by the Jatra-C Acting Studio designed and directed by Jayanta Narzary in the first Mwihur International Theatre Festival.

Bithorai Jwhwlao theatre play of Jatra-C acting studio

Okhrang The Sky, Assam

The theatre play – Balabari in Bodo language was played by the Okhrang The Sky designed and directed by M.Okhrang Boro in the first Mwihur International Theatre Festival.

Balabari theatre play of Okhrang The Sky in Mwihur International Theatre Festival

About Lwrgi Theatre Group

Lwrgi theatre group logo

Lwrgwi Theatre Group is a Bodo language theatre group established and registered in 2009. They are based in Kokrajhar, BTR, Assam.

Since 2009, they have generally engaged in two types of play – street play and stage play. From their website, you can check out the various street and stage plays they have performed to date.

They also conduct workshops and seminars on the theatre theme and relevant topics.

Lwrgi Theatre Group Official Website – www.lwrgi.org

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