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Peter Barbosa A Dedicated Tiatr Artiste

Pedro Ciriaco Barbosa popularly known as peter barbosa on the tiatr stage was the artiste of the month of September 2013 for TAGs monthly program ‘Meet The Artiste’ organised by Tiatr Academy on 30th September, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at TAG’s Conference Hall, campal Trade centre Campal.

 Born on 8th August 1941 at  Taleigao to Shri. Pedrinho Barbosa and Smt. Izaura Gonsalves a writer, director, lyricist and an actor Barbosa’s contribution to the growth and development of tiatr for over five decades is commendable.

While speaking to the audience gathered on the occasion Peter narrated his stage life right from the day he first stepped on the stage till now. At the age of 72, Barbosa still possess the energy to Pen down Tiatr scripts and lyrics of Kantaram.

Peter penned down  his first tiatr “Rogtache Bhau” which he staged on 28th November 1958 in his own village at Cujira St. Cruz. During this time staging a tiatr was a herculean task. There were no lights, mike, sound and petromax were used to light up the stage. The stage was erected by fellow artistes using bamboos. The tiatr was witnessed by an audience of around 600 to 800 audience who sat on the mats laid on the floor. All this was possible due to the encouragement and some financial help which he received from friends and well wishers.

After this Peter had glorious years on the tiatr stage for many years as a writer, director and actor.
The directorate of Art and Culture Govt. Of Goa has also recognized the contribution of shri. Peter Barbosa to the tiatr stage and in recognition has bestowed upon him the prestigious Kala Gaurav awarded which was presented at the hands of shri. Digambar kamat the then chief minister of goa in the year 2007.

He is proud of his daughter Carmen a versatile artiste who was introduced on to the tiatr stage by Peter himself who carries on her father legacy and is married to tiatr artiste writer and director of the taitr stage Elvis Sequeira.

Present on the Occasion were tiatr artistes Domingos Botelho, Sheikh Amir, Bonaventure de Pietro, Aniceto, Carmen & Elvis, Tomazinho Cardozo, Irene Cardozo, Steve Rodrigues besides others like Brazinho Soares, Rafael Pereira and fans of Peter Barbosa.

Earlier Shri Jacob Fernandes President, TAG welcomed the audience and Shri, Joe Rose Vice-President proposed the vote of thanks. Shri. Joy Fernandes, compeered the funftion.

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