One rainy afternoon in 1995 makrand deshpande and his actor friend kaykay menon, named a theatre group ”ansh”. This theatre group has been active much before it was officially named “ansh” in 1995.
Ansh has created its own brand of theatre and have effectively build an audience for itself over the year. An audience which is eager and proud to be associated with the plays ansh produces.
Ansh has produced plays that have varied themes and a vast canvas from mythology to magic realism. The subjects of the plays often occilate between reality and illusion. From the inseption of an idea to the writing of the play to its staging ansh has a distinct original craft of theatre.
In todays time and the world is shouting that original writing is dead. Theatre is alive at ansh through original ideas and original writing for over 2 decades.
Makrand deshpande has written and directed over 40 original plays.