Kalindi Bratyajon
P 65, Kalindi Housing Scheme, Kolkata
Email info@bratyajon.org
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About BRATYAJON

Bratyajon, a Bengali group theatre, is the brainchild of ace playwright and actor-director Bratya Basu. He has formed and steered the group from 2008. The productions under the banner of Bratyajon have been influenced by the learning, motivation, inspitration and experiences of the renowned playwright and theatre artist himself. Some of the important productions of Bratyajon are Ruddhasangeet (2009), Canvasser (2011) and Byomkesh (2011). Apart from theatrical production, the group is active in many associated fields. An important activity of the group is to organize an annual theatre festival. The ‘Bratyajon Natya Aayojan 2012’ was organized at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata from 16th to 19th February. Bratyajon confers ‘Bishnu Basu Smriti Puroskar’ in the loving memory of the late Bishnu Basu and also organizes ‘Bishnu Basu Memorial Lectures’. Other activities include theatre publications comprising a theatre journal and participation in the book fair. Bratyajon conducts theatre workshops for children which culminate in a stage performance. 

Bratyajon Family
Bratyajon has spawned four new centres under the expert guidance of Bratya Basu. The centres at Ashoknagar, Howrah, Khardah and Ballygunge have been set up by theatre actors, directors and theatre lovers inspired by Basu and his genre of plays with narratives emphasising on contemporary problems and characters unafraid to speak their minds. Those theatre practitioners who have taken the initiative to take charge of these centres have been motivated by the paradigm shift provided by Basu’s plays. His plays have undoubtedly provided a fresh edge in terms of breaking down of rigid norms and dated traditions. Basu has provided the space for individuals willing to experiment with creativity to take charge given his own busy schedule. While this puts in order a next generation of young theatre enthusiasts following Basu’s philosophy and expanding it in the process, the development allows the Bratyajon family to grow premised not on blood relations but as a theatre group and movement. Basu promises to be there as an advisor and guide them in each and every respect. He prefers to refer to the new centres as a larger family under the Bratyajon umbrella. He clearly wants a Bratyajon in every district. Basu however demands that these centres do theatre in ‘the right way’ which makes it socially relevant and sensational while raising awareness but not without being commercially viable. The first production of Howrah Bratyajon, Jayoman, written by Amitabha Samajpati, has already been staged. Involving youngsters, hosting regular workshops and publishing regular periodicals are common to all Bratyajons.
Our Mission & Vision
 
Our Mission 
Bratyajon aspires to move beyond the narrow definition of theatre to pursue a new awakening in the society by using drama as a social force to understand the history of diverse societies and complexities of varied cultures.  
 
Our Vision
The vision of Bratyajon is to create a spirit of vibrant theatre among theatre lovers worldwide with a comprehensive global outreach to all sections of society. We aim to make theatre not only a viable career option for young artists but also an inevitable and relevant tool for understanding the world better through its common language.
About Bratya Basu (Director)

Bratya Basu (born on 25th September 1969, Kolkata) is an accomplished theatre Artist, a Playwright and Director. He got passionately involved with Bengali theatre and drama from a very young age.  He has become the finest young star in the arena of theatre in the 21st century, He stands out as a playwright, director and an actor. He, however, likes to describe himself as a theatre worker and has served Bengali theatre for nearly 20 years. Basu started his career as a sound operator for the theatre group Ganakrishti and soon started writing and directing plays with the group. The themes of his writings focus on political fantasy, nature-human relationships, connection between music and life, ethical values and its lack, conflict between love and revolt, bonding between time and culture, etc. While his diverse plays achieved enormous success on stage, they have also succeeded in stirring the emotional cords of innumerable hearts.

Bratya Basu launched his career as a dramatist with the play Ashaleen (1996), described by theatre critics as the first postmodernist Bengali play. His noted plays thereafter include Aranyadeb, Shahar Yaar, Virus-M, Winkle-Twinkle etc. These plays are not only popular but also unique in different genres of modern literary theatre and subject to manifold interpretations. His other important plays include Ruddhasangeet, Chatushkon, Hemlaat the Prince of Goranhata, Krishna Gahobar, Bikele Bhorer Sorshey Phool, Supari Killer etc. A compilation of his plays has been published in two volumes in 2004 and 2010 respectively. He has even directed three films viz. Raasta, Teesta, Tara and acted in many films which include Kaalbela, Icchey, Sthaniyo Sambad, Hemlock Society, Muktodhara etc. Basu has bagged many awards and recognitions. Some of them include the Shyamal Sen Memorial Award (1998), Dishari Award (2000), and Satyen Mitra Award (2001, 2003, 2004). 

Bratya Basu, is currently in charge of the Ministry of Higher Education for the state of West Bengal, has created his own space in contemporary theatre by moving beyond its existing boundaries. He has formed the theatre group Bratyajon in 2008. The first theatrical production of Bratyajon was Ruddhasangeet (2009), a play on the Rabindrasangeet exponent Debabrata Biswas’s journey of bitter struggle throughout his life in the prevailing system. The play received instant critical and popular acclaim and has so far staged more than a ecord 100 shows to packed houses.