Note on the Design

 May 2019

Either we were too hungry when we were thinking about the design of this issue or we were too frustrated with the heat and looking for a silver lining or both. Probably both. Confused?
So here is what happened… when we were thinking ‘what do we think of summers except hating the heat,’ that’s when it all went down! Mangoes, watermelons, ice-creams and waffle cones, lemon and lemonades, imlis (tamarind), achar (pickles), amla and what not?

And that is exactly what the design is all about. It’s about all the colours that brighten up our lives (except the sun, obviously🙄) through these months.

Have a great summer of whatever is remaining and oh, yes… stay hydrated!

Lots of love,

Team Thespo

February 2019

What do we do for the cover this issue?

Person 1: It’s exam time, so something on those lines?
Person 2: But winter is also ending, that may be fun, right?
Person 1: Yes yes, but also winter is coming! (For all the GOT fans out there)
Person 2: Oh please! Enough obsession with GOT already.

And that’s when it struck us.
The current period is a transition from cold, fuzzy winters to the hot, sweaty summers. It’s a transition from looking back at the festivities and celebrations to looking ahead to what this coming year has in store for us. That’s what the cover is; a reflection of this transition. Looking forward to the spring, excitement to welcome the next team who will run the movement and celebrating the day that celebrates what we all call home, theatre!

Lots of love,

Team Thespo

November 2018

As we edge closer to the festival, our notes, dreams and visions are flying right off the pages of our diaries and evolving into reality before our eyes. In the 20th year of Thespo, we achieved many dreams and realities that originally seemed too far to reach out for. This issue’s design reflects a sort of transcendental feel, reflecting the visions that used to feel other-worldly but are now within our grasp.

On another note, Team Thespo will forever be grateful to Alyque Padamsee for supporting us. We will always remain in awe of your kindness, generosity and unforgettable legacy. May your light always shine upon us.

Lots of love,

Team Thespo


July 2018

We are all huddled around a table, mulling over what could be the July issue’s design when the most obvious thing hit us smack in the face. A change in temperature, constant torrential rain and the warning of a high tide is what it took. Phew!

Tides suddenly held more meaning then the rise and fall in sea level. Its the month where we officially start of the year wit the TFC, a month where new crew comes on board, a month where we try to reach out to various cities – a month where the tide keeps changing. So we decided to keep the design a dynamic wave of blue representing the ever-growing movement that Thespo is.


May 2018

Kintsukuroi is the Japanese art form of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

We at Thespo decided to choose this as the theme of our this month’s edition. As people of the theatre we are constantly in the process of storytelling. These stories that we narrate often come out from a past that’s not usually serene space. We as human beings are constantly in a struggle keep ourselves together in one piece. But as and when we take these stories to the stage, theatre attempts to portray them as they are with a tinge of dignity. 

We try to show the world the beauty of being broken for, from those cracks come most valuable stories and that is where the design for this issue has been inspired from!