20th Anniversary Tramjatra “Storming Kolkata by Tram” Nonapukur Rehersals by Whole 9 Yards

Posted Wed 24/5/17 by Roberto D'Andrea

Tramjatra loves tram tradition so for the 20th anniversary Tramjatra we wanted to prepare a tram play that had links to two great Melbourne tram plays called Storming Mont Albert and Storming St Kilda by Tram. Before heading to Kolkata in mid 2016, Mahadeb Shi and I talked about a producing a play we would like to call "Storming Kolkata by Tram". We wanted performers to be 'embedded passengers' just like the Storming Mont Albert and St Kilda by Tram plays. Mahadeb engaged a Kolkata performance troupe called Whole 9 Yards who are a lovely young and enthusiastic performance troupe. The play was based on Mahadeb's 20th anniversary short film which had screened at the 2016 Kolkata International Film Festival. A street play on the environmental benefits of tramways celebrating the 20th anniversary of Tramjatra and the friendship between Kolkata and melbourne. Here's some pics from the rehersal phase at the Nonapukur Tram Workshops. So while the tram was being painted and decorated. Written and Directed by Abhrajit Sen.