The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META), now in its 18th year, continues to applaud the finest in Indian theatre and set benchmarks for excellence. Instituted by the Mahindra Group with the objective of becoming a significant platform for theatre across regions, states and dialects in India, META is Indian theatre's most definitive award that recognises all aspects of the stage, including playwriting, set, costume and light design, direction and performance. As the world grappled with a pandemic between 2020 and 2021, the show didn't stop for META and saw the META stage going virtual with magnificent productions showcased online for theatre-lovers and connoisseurs. In 2022, we came back with a physical showcase of four award-winning plays from META 2020, the 15th edition. In 2023, we are back to where we belong - the stage - with business as usual! META 2023 is now open for entries and will select ten best productions from the received submissions to be staged in New Delhi in March 2023, following which the winners for META 2023 will be judged by the META Jury. The winners will be announced at a glittering award show.
META Over the Years
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What Theatre Veterans Say
There is something about the adrenaline rush in a live performance that can make you do completely crazy things… it’s as if the character takes hold of you and pulls the strings.
A good drama experience can feed a child's heart and causing him or her to dwell in infinite realm of wonder.
Everything is created through an actor’s body, voice and gesture. Without an actor, there is no creation in theatre.