Dreamz Unlimited, a theatre society of Nagaland took shape in August 2008 after 45 days of intensive theatre workshop conducted by National School of Drama, New Delhi which was initiated by North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur. Since then Dreamz Unlimited went on to performed in many major cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Gangtok, Agartala staging our evolved play ‘Technicolour Dreams’ which talks about the present Social, Economic and Political scenario of Nagaland, Directed by Rabijita Gogoi, a National Award Winner in Theatre.
President, Dreamz Unlimited Tiakumzuk Aier in a release stated that His Excellency former Governor of Nagaland, Shankaranarayanan was impressed with the play personally initiated the Nagaland tour to Kohima, Wokha, Zunheboto and Dimapur as he wanted the people of Nagaland to watch learn from this play.
In June, two of the executive members, Bendangtemsu Walling and Uto Chishi were among the 23 candidates selected from all over India to join NSD (National School Of Drama) New Delhi for 3 years diploma course.
Bendangtemsu Walling was also conferred by NEZCC as ‘Young Talent Award’ for the year 2008-09 in the field of Theatre. He also directed the play ‘The Third Eye’ another production of Dreamz Unlimited, which was staged in Town Hall Dimapur on July 22 with Yitachu MLA and Parliamentary Secretary, Art & Culture, Law & Justice and Tourism as the chief guest.
DU won 1st prize in first ‘Northeast Youth Festival ’09 in one act play category where we represented Nagaland with an English play ‘Scapin the Scoundrel’. The theatrical society also organized a 15 days theatre workshop for youth in the month of October where many new students learned about acting.
DU performed in Mumbai again on November 4 at ‘International Women Playwrights Conference’ where they staged the revised play ‘Technicolour Dreams-2’. Women delegates from different countries, actors, writers, directors, and performers attended the conferences. The play received appreciation from the delegates and was impressed with the groups’ performance.
It may also be mentioned that one of its executive member, Zhokhoi Chakesang had bagged a role in one Bollywood movie untitled which stars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.
Zhokhoi have worked in several Doordashan projects before and acted in various local films like Revenge and Kushi Din, and he is also a Martial Art teacher.
DU’s next destination is the Hornbill Festival where it would be performing the first version of ‘Technicolour Dreams’ on December 2 12.30pm at Kisama. The theatrical society, meanwhile have expressed gratitude to Hekali Zhimomi, director, NEZCC without which DU couldn’t have come this far.
DU is a government registered society now and at present headed by Tiakumzuk Aier, who is taking M.A from IGNOU, as the president and Mughato Chishi an LLB student from City Law College, as the general secretary.