Wings Cultural Society has been conceived with the idea of raising consciousness about social issues through meaningful theatre and cultural activities. It aims to spread awareness in society through exchange of ideas, and through raising debates relevant to our times. We endeavour to perform socially relevant theatre and conduct workshops, seminars, debates and audio-visual shows as part of our effort to be involved in the ongoing social and intellectual churning.
The group participated in the 15th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, 30th Bhartendu Natya Utsav, 4th IPTA Natya Rangotsav, Jaipur, 1st and 2nd Rang Bayaar (JNU Theatre Festival), Jashn-e-Zabaan (A Celebration of Language and Expressions), Jaya Utsav (Celebrating Living Traditions of Mahabharata) and in the 21st, 23rd and 24th Urdu Drama Festival. It has also been invited to perform at Lahore, Jamia Millia Islamia, India International Centre and India Habitat Centre.
We debuted as a cultural group with our performance of Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni at the 21st Urdu Drama Festival on 17th February 2010, at Shri Ram Centre.
Chand Roz Aur Meri Jaan, Ek Kutte ki Kahaani (directed by Salima Raza), The Wave, Gandhi Park (directed by Tarique Hameed), Waseem (directed by Sharmistha Saha), Ant Nahi, Bheemaparvam (directed by Samkutty Pattomkary), White Nights/Rajat Ratein (directed by Soumyabrata Choudhury) and Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni (directed by Firoz Z Khan) are the successful productions of the group. Apart from theatre performances, we have also conducted ‘Baisakhi’, a cultural evening of dance and music like Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Kathak, Hindustani Vocal and Rabindra Sangeet, an exhibition of paintings, ‘Discussion and Exhibition of Patachitra’ (a folk painting from West Bengal), ‘Theyyam’ (a folk performance from Kerala), ‘The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock’ (a dramatic presentation of T.S. Eliot’s poem), and a lecture and discussion on Matriarchy by Prof. Hoshang Merchant from HCU.