Natya Mela, a Bengali Theater Festival, involving mainly the theater enthusiasts in USA was conceived and introduced by Sanskriti in 2005. Since then Sanskriti has been organizing this festival regularly. Even though it started off with the local Bay Area teams and the teams from within California, it's reach has now increased beyond California. Teams from other states are also being included in the festival. This year Natya Mela is turning nine. It was skipped in year 2009, 2011 and 2014 mainly because of conflicts with other large scale event or non-availability of suitable venue.
We welcome everyone to 9th Natya Mela on February 13 at Cubberly Theater in Palo Alto. We were challenged by the theater availability and ended up hosting it much ahead of our original planned date of March 2016 .
|2:30 PM||Door Opens|
|3:05 PM||Inaugural Speech|
|3:20 PM||1st Play: Jantrik O Ajantrik (Bay Area) | Run time: 45 mins|
|4:25 PM||2nd Play: Ore Bihongo Mor (Seattle) | Run Time: 70 mins|
|I N T E R M I S S I O N|
|6:15 PM||3rd Play: Baki Itihaas (Houston) | Run Time: 90 mins|
|8:05 PM||4th Play: Uposhonhar (Bay Area) | Run Time: 60 mins|
|9:10 PM||Concluding Ceremony|
Natya Mela always keeps the ticket price at a very affordable level. Ticket price covers all four plays.
Front Five Rows (A, B,C,D,E) : $30
Next Seven Rows (F,G,H,J,K,L,M) : $20
Ticketing system will be available on January 03, 2016.