Dallas Drama Festival


The South west chapter of OSA will be proudly hosting the Dallas Drama Festival in Dallas this year.

Place: University of North Texas Auditorium, Denton TX

Address: 1155 Union Circle, Denton, TX 76201

Date: 14 April 2012

Time: 1 PM- 9 PM

Teams are participating from Dallas, Houston, Arkansas and Austin and another grandshow of amateur theatric talent is expected as every year.

This year the drama festival will be kicked off by the kids of the DFW area, by Kailash and Thampy Sahoo as the opening act for the drama festival. Austin is preparing to come with not one but two plays. So a full day of fun frolic food and of course the required overdose of laughter is anticipated. The feedback is that the teams are busy rehearsing and and there will be a lot of good drama, no pun intended.

Many of the folks in the metroplex have volunteered their time and effort to enable the preparation and execution of the drama festival.

Kudos to Dr Niranjan Tripathy, who every year has come through with the arrangement of the theater for the drama festival. This year is no different. Sanjay Behera, Debasis Nanda and Niranjan Tripathy have agreed to take on the management of the microphones which is a huge responsibility and will determine how well the time is managed. Pankaj Patra, Sukanta Mohapatra, Subrat Acharya have shouldered the food related responsibilities. Sribacha Panda will be leading the group that manages the registration desk.

Subhankar Mishra, Tapas Sahoo, Subhendu Rath have all come forward and volunteered to help manage the show. Saroj Mohaptra has been of immense help in leading the management and logistics.

The team invites all the members of the Odia diaspora to this theatrical celebration of talent to refresh memories of days back in Odisha where 'baramaja' and 'drama' or 'jatra' were synonyms for time with friends and families. Hope to see you there.