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In the forest of oblivion, Indianostrum began clearing its path guided by their instincts. Lucky where they, for they crossed the paths of great masters right at their onset. They became rich by collecting Time from the field of Universe and spent them generously on ephemeral creations. Every time they slept they lost one among them and every time they turned back they found a new one walking besides. In the dark, disguising themselves with the costumes borrowed from ghosts they stealthily enter the reality to speak to the people. People otherwise so greedy are so friendly with them believing they are not humans. With the people, they chat and laugh, cry and share, sing and dance. When they stop, they realize, the houses are empty. When they stepped in, the empty houses melted in the air. It is then they remembered they are walking in the forest of oblivion. 


Indianostrum Théâtre is a theatre company located at Pondicherry. Its legal status is of Charitable Trust. The 11 year old theatre company was founded by Koumarane Valavane along with few actors who were passionate about theatre.


In last 11 years we have produced and performed about 20 plays of different genres and forms. We have been fortunate enough to be able to collaborate with masters like Purisai Kannappa Sambandan, Sadanam P.V.Balakrishnan, Ariane Mnouchkine and the likes of them.


Indianostrum’s core aim is to expand the role of modern theatre in the cultural life of the country, by developing new modern texts, finding the specificities of Indian modern theatre, exploring its relationships with traditional forms and transcending political, social and historical divides.