Kuwait, May 15: It was an enchanting evening to witness four budding Konkani writers and directors with their talented artistes from the ever enthusiastic lot at present residing in Kuwait.
Best Director: Joe Fereira - "Bharat", Best writer: Ignatius de Xelvon - "Ho Pordes", Best stage setting: "Bharat", Best Actress: Gracy Morais - "Bharat", Best Actor: Ignatius de Xelvon - "Ho Pordes", Best character actress: Sobha - "Bharat"
1st Prize - "Bharat" by Joe Fereira, 2nd Prize - "Nivar Amkam" by Felix de Merces, 3rd Prize - "Ho Pordesh" by Ignatius de Xelvon, 4th Prize - "Mujim Panch Bottam" by Salu de Betalbatim
Singers that entertained throughout the evening in-between the plays were:
Seby Mascarenhas – Ami Utodd’ddekar, Bab Elrich Miranda – Hanv Miguel Rod, Nelson and Lawrie M. – Tagddecho Kantto, Marcus and Querobina – Nalla, Jacinto Noronha - Kobro, Bab Agnel - Ghatkeaponn, Sylvester Barreto - Dhorm Kristanvancho, Zoro - Mogachi Kanni, Tony de Pomburpa - Duens, Nelson - Xikop, Michael and Alex- Onupkari Put, Sylvester Vaz - Egyptan Ghoddtta, Thelma D’Souza - Kuwaitcho Novro, Braz de Parra - Ankvarponn, Michael D’Silva - Mon’xak xanti na, Marcus Vaz - Padricho Sermanv, Comedian Philip - Chivlele Pole.
Music was provided by Shahu Almeida and laughter pills by comedian Philip and Mario de Majorda.
Vitorina Pereira was the chief guest and Blandino Goveas guest of honour.
The organizers, United Club of Utorda-Kuwait, deserve all praise for encouraging the talented and budding artistes residing in Kuwait.
All the participating artistes, singers and the prize winners too deserve commendation. The generous contribution of scores of individuals towards organizing the event was gratefully acknowledged.
The show was compered by Lino B Dourado (of "Aitaracheo Kaskuleo" fame) and Richard Socorro Rodrigues of United Club of Utorda.