Scenic Reading

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai presents a performative Scenic Reading of the Tamil Translation of the German Play-

‘Der Zinnsoldat und die Papiertänzerin’ by Roland Schimmelpfennig
ஈயச்சிப்பாயும் காகித நர்த்தகியும் by Hem Mahesh P Seralathan

As part of the regional project ‘Contemporary German Drama in South-Asian Languages’ on Friday, 4th March 2022 

  • When: Friday, 4th March 2022 at 6.30 pm 
  • Where: Goethe-Institut Auditorium, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, No.4 5th Street, Rutland Gate, Chennai
  • Free entry. All are welcome! 

Visualization, Dramaturgy by Shakthi Ramani & Preethi Bharadwaj | Performative Reading by Theatre Nisha

Contemporary Drama In Translation
Contemporary German-language drama is characterized by enormous variety. Many playscripts written in German are known to audiences in Asia primarily through their English translations. It would of course be far preferable to present these plays to the public in Asian languages. Those reflections are what gave rise to our project: contemporary German-language drama in six South Asian languages – Bangla, Hindi, Marathi, Sinhalese, Tamil, and Urdu.
Contemporary Drama in Translation – Goethe-Institut Indien

Theatre Nisha is a 21-year old Chennai-based theatre company. Inspired by the cornerstones of instinct, intuition, impulse and imagination, the company produces plays and conducts workshops and training sessions for actors, teachers, students and corporates. Founded and led by V Balakrishnan, an alumnus of the Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts and the National School of Drama, Theatre Nisha has staged over 100 productions and participated in more than 15 international and national theatre festivals. For more information on the company, visit –

All are Welcome as per Pandemic Protocols*
Limited Seats Available (only 50 nos.)
Seating on First-Come-First-Served basis.

*All guests should be fully vaccinated, and their vaccination reports should be duly shown on request.
A thermal scanning will be done at the Entry.
Face-mask must be worn by all non-performers all the time.
Sanitizer Stands will be provided at appropriate points for use.
Entry and Exit into the performance hall will be organized one by one.
Physical distancing has to be strictly maintained on the corridor and while in the hall.
Access to other spaces in the premises is possible only when required on prior permission.
Air-conditioner will be @ 27-30 degrees, and the Entry Door of the performance hall will be kept open.
If any member fails to observe the guidelines even after our request, they shall be immediately expelled from the venue.