Testimonials

In Nepal, Sarwanam theatre group has played a very vital role in advocating human rights, peace and democracy through its plays.

Ian Martin
UN representative for Nepal

I am an admirer of street theatre. I hope the plays of Sarwanam will be focused on advocating democracy and creating awareness among the people.

Girija Prasad Koirala
Prime Minister

A very gripping play was presented by Nepalese theatre group 'SARWANAM' presently visiting Pakistan at Ali Auditorium the other day. The theme used in this play may have been presented many times but the way it was presented in this play was superb.
Sarwat Ali, Periscope, Pakistan- The best show of the festival were two short plays staged by the Nepalese group in which the absence of sets, props and costumes were more than compensated for by the brilliance of performance.

Pakistan
The Daily News

SARWANAM has its own method and its own history, which is also the history of the young generations' desire to become mobile and meaningful under the open sky. Working under the open sky is more challenging and rewarding than working under the roof

Abhi Subedi
Prominient theatre critic

Sarwanam has established a new and a prominent movement in Nepali theatre. I immensely enjoy watching its plays.

Badal Sarkar
Prominient Indian dramatist

In Nepal, amongst those active in street theatre, Sarwanam is the most prominent. It was formed in 1980, when a group of young people came together to fill the void in the cultural realm.

The Sunday Times Of India, New Delhi (July 5, 1998)

Street theatre pioneered by Sarwanam is a very revolutionary initiation. Other theatre artists should learn from Sarwanam.

Satyamohan Joshi
Prominient Nepali Writer

It was a privilege for us to watch Sarwanam's three plays today. Such intellectual plays should be constantly performed in order to create awareness and bring cultural prosperity in Nepal. (After seeing plays, Hami Basanta Khojirahechau, Atirikta Aakash and Ma Bhaneko Haami in B.S. 2042)

Ganesh Man Singh, Girija Prasad Koirala, Mangaladevi, Krishna Prashad Bhattarai & Sushil Koirala
Prominient Nepali leaders and revolutionist

In lack of well equipped theatre halls, Ashesh Malla's "Hami Basanta Khojirahechau" descended to the streets. Street theatre took birth at a time when there was an immense lack of well equipped and scientific theatre auditorium. This movement is a disapproval of conventional theatre movement as well as a revolution to the current condition of Nepali theatre.

Mohan Himanshu Thapa
Nepali Art critic