The First International Theatre Festival of Kerala
Held from December 22 to 31, 2008, ITFoK ’08 was the first edition of the festival that focused on Asian theatre. Opened with a spectacular show of Chinese opera, the festival showcased national and Malayalam panorama; and plays from SAARC it turned out to be highly productive as was experienced not only through the performances but also through the seminars and interactive sessions and exhibitions. Theatre activists across the country descended on Thrissur in droves. The temporary auditorium in which the evening shows were held was inundated by theatre lovers of all hues. Not only the venue of festival, but the entire city of Thrissur wore a festive look for plays from China, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal along with other plays from the country were part of the maiden edition of the event.