Theatre is an art that helps you understand yourself: Sarmad Khoosat talks to Naya Daur

Theatre is an art that helps you understand yourself: Sarmad Khoosat talks to Naya Daur
Sarmad Khoosat says theatre is the platform through which you can express yourself more freely than in a political rally, by creating a story and dialogue. He was talking exclusively to Naya Daur.

  •   Theatre, or any other medium of storytelling,

  •  is certainly very important because through them

  •  you tell stories around you and the ones inside you

  •  It also happens that when you look at something

  •  you’ve gone through

  •  from another person’s point of view,

  •  you understand a lot of things about your own life

  •  If you look at theatre’s history,

  •  it has even contributed to revolutions

  •  You can say things at a theatre that you can’t in a rally

  •  with the help of a story and dialogue

  •  Other visual mediums, mainly cinema and TV,

  •  include many other techniques and ingredients

  •  but theatre is always dialogue-heavy,

  •  almost always, in the kind of theatre we practice today

  •  So dialogue too is very important in life

  •  I feel that we’ve stopped listening to people

  •  We just want to speak and impose our opinions

  •  We listen to others only to pass our remarks in response

  •  But in theatre, even when you’re saying a wrong thing,

  •  there’s another character that corrects you, through dialogue

  •  If you’re saying the right thing, you’d have to create

  •  a conflict or a conversation with another character

  •  So theatre promotes dialogue

  •  and I think an exercise in dialogue is important for us all

  •  Moreover, we don’t have many outlets for entertainment

  •  so definitely theatre is entertaining,

  •  and it’s very real also

  •  I think, for me, as an actor,

  •  nothing can match the experience of working at theatre

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