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YOUNG ACTOR

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There is a certain ubiquitiousness about Shweta Tripathi these days. As the spunky new Airtel mascot, she can be found on giant billboards from Dharamsala to Thrissur, although her name may still not be at the tips of the collective tongues of those who can recognise her face as easy as pat. Tripathi is a Thespo graduate, and paying her dues in theatre, both on stage and off it. She has coproduced Cock, and was noticed for its efficient light design that complemented Mike Bartlett’s sparsely elegant ‘in the round’ setting perfectly. A spontaneous actor, she can wow her audience with canniness as in a piece performed at the Prithvi Carnival, while still holding on to her native winsomeness in a kiddie play like In The Cat House, from Le Chayim Productions. Elsewhere, she is the budding virago in the same group’s racially tinged A Behanding in Spokane. The photographs in this feature were taken at the technical rehearsals of that play.

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(above) Tripathi spends much of her time on stage handcuffed to an iron fender in a new production of Martin McDonagh’s A Behanding in Spokane from Le Chayim Productions.

The photographs in this feature were taken by Punit Reddy, whose work includes his travel documentation of Bhutan’s Thimpu festival, a photo essay on old age homes and a study of women Kathakali dancers. S TA G E I M P R E S S I O N S 2 0 1 3

Photo Shoot—Shweta Tripathi  

In the ongoing Stage Impressions showcase of young theatre actors by photographer Punit Reddy, we feature a shoot of Shweta Tripathi, who ha...