Veteran playwright and director Ratan Thiyam has been selected for prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META).
He will be conferred with this award in recognition for his work for creating a new language in theatre and enriching the art form in various roles as director, writer, composer, designer and choreographer. Currently, Ratan Thiyam is Chairman of National School of Drama.
About Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META)
- Instituted in the year 2006 by the Mahindra Group and Teamwork Arts Pvt Ltd.
- It is a one of its kind and one of the biggest theatre festivals in the country that aims at Theatre Groups from every corner of the nation.
- It seeks to provide them platform to showcase their excellence in the art form on one stage.
- In the past, Lifetime Achievement Award has been conferred on theatre greats such as Zohra Sehgal, Badal Sarkar, Ebrahim Alkazi, Khaled Chowdhury and Girish Karnad etc.