Cast & Crew

Punjabiprov (Improv in Punjabi)

Every 2nd Sunday, 9:30PM to 10:30PM IST

ABOUT THE EVENT

A space for fun, games and all things Punjabi. Brrrrruah!

This is an online improv theatre jam in the Punjabi language wherein we come together online, play some fun theatre games and celebrate Punjabi culture!

  • Dates: Every Month on 2nd Sundays - 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July

  • Times: 9.30 PM India Time // 12PM Eastern Time // 5PM British Summer Time

  • Duration: One Hour

  • Price: Free / Pay What You Can or General Ticket*

*A general ticket is priced at £3 GBP / $4 USD / ₹300 INR and allows you to bring a friend along. We request you to purchase the general ticket and support this language & theatre initiative.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is it?

It's an online theatre jam. We gather on Zoom and play some fun, silly improv theatre games that combines storytelling with a little desi flavour.

What is improv?

Improv theatre is a form of spotanenous storytelling that uses suggestions and cues from the audience to make up scenes, characters and stories on the spot.

Who is it for?

Everyone and anyone! You can be a Punjabi language learner or someone who misses being able to speak it freely. You don't need any prior improv or acting experience. Whether you're a native Punjabi speaker or only know a few broken words.. it's all good!

Where is it?

The jam happens on the online meeting software Zoom. Upon registering you will receive more information, including the meeting link.

Do I need to be funny?

Not at all! All our games are played in a no-pressure, relaxed manner and you are invited to participate in a way that feels comfortable to you.

SESSION THEMES

We curate a special set of games and activities for each session's theme.

  • 11 April 2021 - Punjabi Shaadi

  • 9 May 2021 - Pind Vich Panga

  • 13 June 2021 - Punjabi Films

  • 11 July 2021 - Punjabi Names

  • 8 August 2021 - Punjab University

  • 12 September 2021 - Punjabi Pop Culture

  • 10 October 2021 - Festivals of Punjab

  • 14 November 2021 - Punjabi Slang

  • 12 December 2021 - Punjabi Paathshala

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
Kaivalya Plays

Kaivalya Plays is a Delhi-based theatre group. Their artistic training is grounded in spontaneous improvisation, lying at the intersection of short-form improvisations (for performances and workshop) and applied improvisation (with a focus on mental healthcare, business, education, training). Their improv group CueLess improv was one Delhi's first improv teams and became the training ground for a generation of improv performers and heads of new teams. In late 2018, Kaivalya Plays created Unravel, an interactive theatre production produced under the Refunction theatre grant by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan. The play brings conversations about mental health to the fore, with the ensemble using improv theatre and audience suggestions to devise the final performance on the spot. Their work has been featured in India Today, The Hindu, Indian Express, Financial Express among others. Since the lockdown, we have moved our improv practice entirely online. In the last few months, they have hosted 15 applied improv workshops, 22 open-space sessions, 5 online improv shows digitally – with a cumulative engagement of 2000+ individuals – and they are constantly figuring out newer formats to make improv more accessible and available.

Laal Button

Laal Button has one vision, which is to be the hub of Desi arts globally. This includes producing digital content and for the stage, organizing talent developments events and showcases. It has a place for new artists as well as professional artists with plenty of resources at their disposal. Laal Button organizes open mics, comedy shows, improv workshops, theatre festivals and has also produced a number of short films. Along with that Laal Button also has a podcast which features up and coming artists, young entrepreneurs and more.