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Inception:

Rangakarmee is a well known theatre group in India. It is based in Kolkata and essentially produces Hindi plays. It was established in the year 1976 by a group of young theatre enthusiastic from different profession. Since its inception, Rangakarmee has always been producing socially relevant plays with definite message.

Rangakarmee, during its journey of 37 years has produced many full-fledged Hindi plays, few Bengali plays, a number of One-act plays, Street plays and so on.

It runs a Repertory Theatre having 25 regular artists and about 30 casual artists. The ensembles of Rangakarmee is one of the largest in our country.

Apart from producing different plays, Rangakarmee over the years has extended its activities. One of such activities a separate section for children theatre called ‘Rangoli’. Here, Rangakarmee train children and nurture talents in children belonging to economically weak families.

It organises training programmes for its repertory and casual members in Acting, Mme, Movements, Dance and music at regular intervals.

It organises workshops where young theatre workers from other groups take part as well.

Rangakarmee has its own musical troupe called ‘RangaSuravi’. On many occasions, the troupe performs before a play is presented.

Studio Theatre called Binodini Keya Mancha is a project that Rangakarmee has launched to do more experimental works and satisfy the need of a platform to display the work of young theatre groups.

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