(Last Updated on : 03-04-2013)
Theatre Personalities of Punjab came into repute mainly in the twentieth century. Their acclaim has now extended to India, Pakistan, UK and Canada. The amateur theatre personalities of Punjab mainly do the performances in Punjabi Theatre.
Theatre personalities of Punjab enacts 'western drama' with a realistic and socially oriented image, having associations to Sanskrit drama. In other countries, the theatre personalities of Punjab perform by incorporating Punjabi folk materials. Renowned theatre personality of Punjab Sh Tera Singh Chan played an important role in establishing Indian People's Theatre Association. Another theatre personality of Punjab who is the Playwright and director, Baiwant Gargi became a Professor of Indian Theatre at the University of Seattle. He has produced Punjabi Theatre in the West and incorporated Punjabi folk and ritual elements in the Theatres there.
Most of the theatre personalities of Punjab have moved to the films and have built successful as well. Therefore, the Theatre is now suffering from the lack of quality theatre personalities of Punjab to perform.