Georg Büchner’s ‘Woyzeck’ was written in Germany at the turn of the 19th Century. Based on a true story, although the play was a response to fast industrialization and subsequent militarization of that period, it remains relevant even today. Especially because human beings are no more than human resources and land no more than site in this world driven by profit mongering. ‘Waseem’ is therefore an attempt to understand love, life, desire and above all, the ‘human’ through an everyday story – as everyday and exemplary as murder and suicide. Waseem is a character characteristic of lower middle class Indian life. His life revolves around going to work as a constable that requires him to do what is often not only against his will but also against human dignity. He finds respite from such alienation from two things. One is his deep attachment to the forest, the land he belongs to, where he wanders off to discover himself. The other is his wife, whom he loves immensely. He belongs to her. At least so he believed. The story unfolds to tell us more about these equations.
On Stage Back Stage
Waseem Tarique Hameed Poster Mani Maran, Rishi, Saurabh Vyas
Officer-in-charge Ghufran Raghib Set Uday Bharadwaj
Doctor Prabhat Raghunandan Properties Sumit Rajputt
Marium Farha Noor Publicity Janani Kandhadai, Lakshmi Menon, Sujay Thakur, Ved Prakash, Violina Borah
Aslam Sumit Rajputt Back Stage: Sarah Niazi, Bob Khurana, Parikshit Sachdeva, Mousumi Mandal, Anurima Chanda, Dhirendra Kumar, Manish Kumar, Greeny Francis
Sub-Inspector Neelesh Singh Light Design Sharmistha Saha
Fatima Suchetana Chanda Music Design Ankush Gupta
Inspector Kartikeya Sharma Coordinator Farha Noor
Showman with the Money Arpit Singh Script Assistance Members of ‘Wings’
Money Suresh Kumar Script and Direction Sharmistha Saha
Showman with the Donkey Raj Kumar    
Donkey Ankit Malhotra    
Drummer at the Faironkey Aadil Saifi