Pah-Lak (Tibetan for “Father”) is originally an English play based on intensive research. The play focuses on the role of Buddhism in the lives of Tibetans and the dichotomy of the resistance movement that has emerged from decades of oppression, discrimination, and marginalization.
The play is based on intensive research conducted by author and renowned Indian playwright Abhishek Majumdar between 2013 and 2019 in Tibet and in collaboration with the Tibetan community in exile. “Pah-la” premiered on 3rd April 2019 at Royal Court Theatre, London with support from Reimagine India, Arts Council England. The Tibetan director and head of the “Tibet Theatre” Lhakpa Tsering, the German theatre director Harry Fuhrmann and Abhishek Majumdar have now realized a new Tibetan production of Pah-Lak with Tibetan artists in 2022-23, in collaboration with the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA).
An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with Tibet Theatre & TIPA