Kattaikkuttu Sangam
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Kattaikkuttu Young Professionals

The Kattaikkuttu Young Professionals Company (KYPC) was established in 2008. The Company's team consists of graduates and senior students of the Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam and their Gurus.

Popularity

The KYPC is the most popular and highest paid Kattaikkuttu Company in the region. It receives more requests for performances than it can accept. The high-energy, acting qualities and professionalism of its young performers and the presence of the first-ever Kattaikkuttu actresses makes the KYPC particularly sought after.

In terms of financial sustainability the KYPC is a great success. But we are worried about the impact of too many performances on the lives of young people. Until we have built a stable fund of trained performers, we will have to balance the need to increase the Company's income with the well-being of its young members.

The KYPC has a repertory of six traditional Kattaikkuttu plays. In addition to these all-night plays, the Company offers two modern (90 to 12 mins) plays: RamaRavana and Deliverance (Vituttal). Both are written by P. Rajagopal. If performed for non-Tamil speaking audiences, the Company will be able to provide English titles for these two plays. English titles are available for a 90 minute edit of Disrobing of Draupadi, too. For all the other plays a printed synopsis in English and/or a narrator can be provided to give a synopsis of a play being performed.

New plays – both all-night and shorter ones – will be added and the Company's repertory is growing steadily.

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