Get informed about upcoming plays, theatre events, promotional offers and theatre-related news the easy way – follow these twitter accounts.
1. Evam @evam_entd
Twitter account of theatre group Evam. Apart from posting announcements about their plays, they also organize special contests for followers. The prizes in the past have ranged from free tickets to a role in their play.
[Evam once RT-ed a not-so-positive review of their play from DramaDose, which I was very impressed with. How often do we see such sporting acceptance of criticism?]
2. Tahatto @tahatto
Twitter account of the theatre group Tahatto. They create suspense and buzz around their play launches, seek feedback and interact with followers. They are also quite active during events such as World Theatre Day.
3. Yours Truly Theatre @yt_theatre
Twitter account of the theatre group Yours Truly. They write of their upcoming plays and theatre workshop schedules, link to reviews and announcements about contests such as Complete The Story. High praise from followers gets a sure RT.
4. Dramanon @Dramanon
Twitter account of theatre group Dramanon, usually dormant on twitter till a play of theirs is about to be launched. I like their press-release style of informing followers about their plays, steering wisely clear of hyperbole.
5. mhp @mostlyharmless
Twitter account of a Chennai-based theatre group Mostly Harmless.
6. The Blue Mug @thebluemugplay
Follow the schedule and news about The Blue Mug play with this account.
7. Version One Dot Oh @VODOTheatre
Twitter account of theatre group Version One Dot Oh! Inactive since May’10 but keep an eye on it just in case they revive in future. When they were around, they didn’t just post their own play updates but also read and RTed other interesting tweets, not necessarily about theatre.
8. Ranga Shankara @rangashankara
The official twitter account of Ranga Shankara, theatre facility in Bangalore. They tweet about the day’s shows, special events such as their Theatre Fest and other theatre-related trivia.
Unlike other organization-managed twitter accounts, this one comes across as pleasantly human and, most commendably, interested in more than self-promotion. Their hash tag #theatrequote is a case in point.
Tip: You could directly follow the DramaDose twitter list theatre-groups, which includes the groups mentioned above and more. Recommendations for addition are welcome.