Thank you for applying for META 2019, the application process for this year is now shut! All the best to all the applicants, results will be announced on our website on the 10th of February 2019. For those of you who missed the application this year, please follow us on our social media handles and this space for updates and do apply next year!
The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards now in its 14th year continues to applaud the finest in theatre. It was instituted by the Mahindra Group with the objective of becoming a significant platform for celebrating this art.META recognises theatre’s varied elements like playwriting, set, costume and light designing, direction and performance. Over the years, META has succeeded in setting a stage that represents the diverse interpretations of this art form as understood in various regions of the country. The most pressing social issues have been brought to life and given a new perspective by highly acclaimed theatre groups that have participated in the festival. The Mahindra Group, through META, aims to increase awareness and appreciation of Indian theatre, making it the only national arena for recognising and rewarding the industry’s best performing theatres and theatre makers.
The 14th Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards will be held from 6th March - 12th March, 2019 in New Delhi. The 10 nominated theatre productions will be staged at Kamani Auditorium and Sri Ram Centre.
The META Secretariat invites theatre groups, individuals, playwrights and critics to submit their production or recommend a production for META 2019.
Entries will be accepted between 10th October 2018 and 10th January 2019 for the 14th edition of the Festival. A Selection Committee comprising of eminent personalities from the field of performing arts will carefully select 10 plays that will finally be staged in Delhi.
The plays will be nominated across the following 13 award categories:
How to register: