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The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards now in its 14th year continues to applaud the finest in theatre. It was instituted by the Mahindra Group with the objective of becoming a significant platform for celebrating this art. META recognizes theatre’s varied elements like playwriting, set, costume and light designing, direction and performance. Over the years, META has succeeded in setting a stage that represents the diverse interpretations of this art form as understood in various regions of the country.

The most pressing social issues have been brought to life and given a new perspective by highly acclaimed theatre groups that have participated in the festival. The Mahindra Group, through META, aims to increase awareness and appreciation of Indian theatre, making it the only national arena for recognizing and rewarding the industry’s best performing theatres and theatre makers. The 14th Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards will be held in March 2019, in New Delhi. The 10 nominated theatre productions will be staged at Kamani Auditorium and Sri Ram Centre.

The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards consists of 13 award categories along with a Life Time Achievement Award

  • Best Play
  • Best Director
  • Best Light Design
  • Best Stage Design
  • Most Innovative Sound/Music Design
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Choreography
  • Best Actor in a Lead Role - Female
  • Best Actor in a Lead Role - male
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Female
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role - male
  • Best Original Script
  • Best Ensemble

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Teamwork Arts

The arts of India are unrivalled in their depth, diversity and mystery and showcasing it to global audiences requires a deep understanding of our culture, an acute sense of relevance in programming and an unflinching attention to detail. Above all, we at Teamwork believe in love and respect for the artist. Teamwork Arts is a highly versatile production company with roots in the performing arts, social action and the corporate world. Our expertise lies in the area of entertainment and includes documentary and feature films , television, the conceptualisation and development of contemporary performing and visual arts and literary festivals around the world, and in nurturing new talents across all art forms. For over 25 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India, presenting the finest of Indian performers, writers and visual artists in the cultural and art space in India and abroad.

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