Taming Of The Wild | Puppet Performance

Sudip Gupta has a knack of telling tales in a non-conventional manner and presenting the audience with hitherto untold messages by the medium of puppets. Starting his puppetry career in 1983, Sudip has been conceptualising, scripting, designing and directing all his plays from 1990, when he established the DOLLS THEATRE. He started his puppetry career in 1983 by participating in a workshop organized by Calcutta Puppet Theatre. He then decided to take up puppetry as a career. Sudip established his own group D0LLS THEATRE in 1990, Master works like TAMING OF THE WILD, PADMAGATHA, SHATRANJ KI KHILADI, AGUNER PARASHMONI, NAAK KATA RAJA, SAHEB BAGANER SUNDARI, CHIDAM CHASIR KATHA, are some works by the puppeteer. His vision can be understood when one sees his works like TAMING OF THE WILD, a musical composition delivered expertly only by using lights and puppet manipulations, or, PADMAGATHA, where the natural beauty and characters of the epic of Shakuntala have been used to give a environmental care and pollution message. Experimenting with new frames on stage, using the puppet as a medium of modern day communicator and bringing perfect synchrony between live performances and puppets on stage are some fortes.
He received a Junior Fellowship from Ministry of Human resource, Department of Culture, Government of India in 1989-90, and Senior Fellowship from CCRT, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, in 2016-17