Ashish Kumar Ghosh directs, teaches, performs, and helps organize the vibrant new chapter of ASSITEJ India. Oh, and he's also a playwright as well. WLPG was lucky to find him with a free moment to answer a few questions.
WLPG: Was there something in particular that motivated you to start writing for young audiences?
Ashish: I can recollect one particular motivation. It was in 1986. I was re-reading the famous fables from Panchatantra, a text from 300 BC. Somehow, I had an auto-suggestion that four fables could be connected to tell a story for today. The play was written in a week’s time. It was in verse with the idea of playing it in folk operatic style. Obviously, it had to be done with trained actors. That was it.