For the first time in the history of world theatre, 40 plays are scheduled in a single day at Thespis 3 – the third season of the national Micro Drama Festival.

The plays will be shown on Sunday 21 April 2019 from 10 am onwards at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi.

The daylong event will start from the inauguration ceremony and end after the announcement of winners and prize distribution. Each play will have a maximum duration of ten minutes and awards will be given for ten categories like Best Direction, Production, Script, Actor, Actress, Technician, etc.

The first drama for this edition would be “Kanpur-e-Kashmir”, directed by Vijay Kapoor, the champion of last year’s competition.

The event will be then followed by a series of drama in different languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, and Urdu.

This year’s motto for ‘Vriksh the theatre’ is ‘Art for Humanity’ and it has been determined to be specially themed for ‘rehabilitation of flood-affected population and uplift of street children’.

Thespis, the name of the festival, has been taken from the name of a Greek artist – the first person to make his appearance on the stage.

In the last two consecutive years, this celebration has bagged Best of India Records. Due to its unique nature, questions related to this festival have also found their way into competitive examinations for bank recruitments and Civil Service prelims preliminary.