I far as i remember long back Sharon of Wilmix-Sharon
fame released her audio cassette entitled "Kanneo" for
children,s. In this cassette there are small stories
and songs for children's. i don't know the cassette is
now available in the market? if you contact Sharon in
Margoa i think she will be able to arrange the same.
Profile of Wilmix-Sharon
By Wellington Dias.
The husband & wife team of Wilmix-Sharon do not need
much introduction to Konkani drama / tiatro goers, as
both over the years with their talents have made their
presence felt on the Konkanni stage.
Profiling both their careers with Wilmix providing
bulk of the info., WILMIX WILSON MAZARELLO traced his
roots to acting in Village concerts and then acting in
professional tiatros around 1970. He mentioned about
writing & directing about 11-tiatros so far, writing a
lot of one act plays for Radio & TV and also composing
& singing more than 200-songs, to date.
Meanwhile, SHARON MELANCIA MAZARELLO, got going by
crooning for an English Band in Bombay at 16-years of
age and acting professionally in tiatros around 1980.
She mentioned about writing & directing 3-tiatros
professionally, writing a few one act plays in
Konkani, composing & singing many Konkani songs and
publishing a book of 105-Konkani one act plays
entitled ?Jivit Ek Tiatr? in the devangri script.
Speaking about themselves, Wilmix mentioned of their
together producing about 26-audio tapes of Konkani
songs, travelling extensively in India (Mumbai, Pune,
Ahmedabad, Karnataka, Maharashtra, etc.) and acting in
hundreds of Konkanni tiatros. Some of the leading
Writers & Directors, whom both have acted for include,
M. Boyer, C. Alvares, Prem Kumar, John Claro,
Aristides Dias, Alfred Rose, Remmie Colaco, Jacint
Some of Wilmix?s tiatros are ?Tiatrist?, ?Konknno?,
?Durig?, ?Sukti-Bhorti?, ?Sounsar ani Sorg?,
?Mogachi Kanni?, ?Viswas Ghatki?, ?Chor-Pulis?,
?Devachem Utor Hem?, ? ?Chorachea Horrdeant Dukh?.
While that of Sharon?s tiatros are "Cheddo?, "Cheddun"
"Il?lxi Chuk?, ?Baulem?, ?Fuddem Paulem?.
As both believed in giving a good moral through their
tiatros, they mentioned about promoting themes of
Social awareness and protection of the environment
through this art form.
Wilmix mentioned about publishing 2-books of Konkani
tiatros namely ?Sukti-Bhorti? and ?Durig? in the
devnagri script. When questioned as to why his books
were published in the devnagri script instead of the
Roman script, he stated that since devnagri script is
the officially recognized script he felt that this is
the only way for his books will reach out & be
accepted and furthermore stated that the Roman script
reading people would rather prefer to watch the
tiatros than read books on them. Besides the above
2-books, he's published a book in English entitled
?100 Years of Konkani Tiatro?, giving history of the
Konkani tiatro for the past 100 years.
Wilmix, speaking of his early years, had to say that
at that time, one really had to fight one?s way up (he
gave the example of Prem Kumar) and to be a tiatrist
at that time he stated that the main criterion was one
had to be a Singer and only if one could sing then the
senior established tiatrists would be willing to help
out. But, he pointed out that on the whole most of the
senior tiatrists were very selfish and are responsible
for the tiatro almost being extinct today.
Furthermore, he felt that in all respects the present
scenario is much better nowadays than in the past in
terms of unity and cited the recent instance of the
Konkani stage artistes coming together to raise funds
for the ailing Rosario Rodrigues.
He further added that he sees a bleak future for the
Konkani stage unless some drastic changes were
introduced & effected to the same, as most of the
dramatists took drama as a business and not as an art,
thereby, sacrificing quality of the same and had to
say that up-liftment of the stage is more important
than monetary benefits.
With regards to non-stop drama & tiatro, he had to say
that both are art forms of the Konkani stage and
according to him the stage should have first priority
instead of bickerings between these art forms & its
artistes. He mentioned about his acting in non-stop
dramas and non-stop dramatists acting in his tiatros,
which according to him was an example of his not
differentiating between both these art forms.
He acknowledged the contribution of the non-stop
dramatists and the positive influences they have
brought to the Konkanni stage.
With regards to stage lighting, he had to say that
good lighting can work wonders on-stage and not just
the trend of flashy lighting methods being followed
presently in dramas.
Wilmix mentioned that innovations to stage settings
and other things were always welcome and could further
help improve the stage on the whole.
He spoke about his organising the All India Seminar
for Overall Development of the Konkani Stage in Nov.,
2001, wherein speakers from the theatre in Bengal,
Maharashtra, Nataks (Goa), Non-stop dramas, Konkani
tiatro, hindi films, etc., were invited and an open
house discussion was held with a number of resolutions
being adopted. One of the main things that all were in
unanimuous agreement to the fact that, the Konkani
drama & stage needs a professional touch in terms of
When one of the hindi movie directors present at the
symposium offered to help in this regard, he was told
of the exorbitant costs involved should a professional
director be hired and according to Wilmix, this
director voluntarily committed himself to do the first
drama free of charge and thereafter, charge a nominal
amount for the following drama(s) so that the stage's
standard could improve.
On the above, he was quick to point out as to how many
present day Konkani drama directors' / writers' ego
would permit them to accept another director directing
their dramas & dictating terms to them. He also cited
the notion that is presently being followed, that is,
everyone wanting to be all in one (Writer / Director).
With regards to the Goa Govt.'s non-support to the
tiatro and Konkani stage, he had to say that it was a
Both Wilmix & Sharon spoke about their present
venture, wherein, they run an institute by the name of
THEATRE ART & CULTURAL TRAINING INSTITUTE (GOA),
which offers classes in acting & other stage-craft for
upcoming Konkani artistes and according to them both,
they derived immense pleasure in imparting their
knowledge of acting instead of acting.
Sharon & Wilmix who have 2-sons, when requested of
Wilmix to shed some light on their personal lives, he
had to say that he prefers to keep his personal life
separate from the stage as incorrect information
portrayed by the press could tend to hurt people.
Other than acting, Wilmix, a BSc Graduate, mentioned
of his working as a medical representative and
travelling to Afghanistan, Russia, East Africa, Middle
East and other Countries when working as the Export
Manager of a Pharmaceutical firm in Mumbai.
He mentioned of his being an Executive Member of the
Goa Konkanni Academy.
Both of them presently reside at Fatorda, Goa.
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