Chalo National Theatre Festival
Chalo Theatre festival is the biggest theatre festival of Haryana. This is the continuous annual event. Renowned bollywood personalities like Tom Alter, Seema Biswas, Rakesh Bedi, Sudhir Pandey, Manav Kaul, Kumud Mishra, Vansh Bhardwaj, Meenal Kapoor, Rajinder Sharma (Nanu), Geeta Aggarwal Sharma, and theatre personalities like Sanjay Upadhyay, Dadi Padumjee, Puran Singh Bhaat, Neelam Maan Singh, Anurupa Rai, J.P Singh, Mushtaq kak, Gurucharan Singh Chhani , R.S Vikal, Prof. Waman Kendre, Chittranjan Tripathi, Rajinder Nath, Sudesh Sharma, Dr. Satish Kashyap, Baharul Islam, Shree Bardhan, Dr. Teejan Bai, Ishamudin, Suresh Bhardwaj, Rakesh Sethi, Sharad Sharma, and Harbansh Singh had participated in this festival.
Every year Ras Kala Manch invites theatre productions from across the country and scrutinizes best seven productions to be displayed in the Chalo Theatre Festival out of them. Well-known productions are also invited on honorary basis. This is the biggest national theatre festival since 2010.
RAS RANG SAMMAN
Ras Rang Samman is awarded to national and international level famous artists in various fields for their artistic activities and theatre work. These awards was started with two Rang Sammans in 2010 and at present Nine Rang Sammans are awarded and recipients are awarded with excellence certificate, shawl, a cash prize of Rs. 11,000. Boarding and lodging facilities are also provided to them.
Ras Rang Samman is awarded in memory of renowned theatre personalities Habib Tanveer, Pandit Lakhmi Chand, Pandit Satyadev Dubey, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Nirmal Pandey, Swadesh Deepak, Ram Mehar Malik, Zora Sahgal and Om Puri who reached at the peak of excellence in theatre work and became an inspiring source for the coming generation.
Sarpdaman Natya Utsav
The glorious Sarpdaman city of the Mahabharata period is now known as Safidon. Sarpdaman is not only a symbol of historical, spiritual and cultural harmony but also a new philosophical bridge of the ancient generation. There used to be six Ramleelas from ancient times, which has been closed by one or two in the last ten years, although the reason is modern dromedary and vulgarity in cinema. Ras Kala Manch believes that due to absence of Ramleela on this historical land of Mahabharata period for the last four years, the condition of stage theatre is absolutely negligible. Ras Kala Manch has been struggling for theatre on this land for the past 15 years through theatre workshops for children and theatre workshops of the National School of Drama, New Delhi, but due to not having sufficient arrangements for the stage presentation till today only few productions have been staged so far. Ras Kala Manch has staged its Rangmandal’s productions in many prestigious national drama festivals throughout the country and is still continuing. The Chalo Theatre festival organized by Ras Kala Manch Safidon is also staged outside Safidon (Bal Bhawan Hisar, Radha Krishnan auditorium Rohtak, Tagore Theatre Chandigarh and Multi Art Culture Centre Kurukshetra). Ras Kala Manch has started organizing three days Sarpdaman theatre festival since 2017 so that theatre can be started again on this historical land. This theatrical festival is of three days in which three productions of Ras Kala Manch Rangmandal are presented and this festival is performed in the Ramleela ground adjacent to the Nagkshetra temple of the Mahabharata period with an estimated audience of around two thousand.
The plays produced by the artists of Ras Kala Manch, Safidon Rangmandal will be considered as Rasotsav if organize anywhere outside Safidon. Ras festival will be of 3 to 5 days. Ras Kala Manch will charge half the honorarium of the plays from the organizations that work in association with the group to organise Rasotsav. It may be any theatre group, university, college, government and non-government organizations. During Rasotsav festival, light arrangement, sound systems, auditoriums, advertisements and boarding and lodging facility for artists will be arranged by the local organizers.