A play that appears at gender, violence on gendered our bodies, retribution and decision

Adishakti Laboratory For Theatre Art Research with multi-hyphenated Vinay Kumar as its inventive director and managing trustee brings Bhoomi, an English adaptation of Sara Joseph’s Malayalam play Bhoomirakshasam, to Hyderabad. Vinay Kumar directs the play that addresses bodily aggression in opposition to ladies at a number of instances in historical past and a number of the patriarchal responses to it.

While it makes an attempt a dialog between opposing worlds, the play reveals two artistes – a director and an actor – positioned very otherwise of their journeys participating with questions round gender, violence on gendered our bodies, retribution and decision. The play traces the journey of the theatre director who begins to query her worth system and that of society via her characters. 

Director Vinay Kumar says the group is happy to have the ability to stage the play after 4 years of frequently attempting to deliver the play to Hyderabad. Explaining it as a play that deals a lot with experimental moral practices he says, “Myth and storytelling are interconnected. Indian philosophical arguments are related with myths, which, in flip, have an uncanny knack for storytelling. When we selected a layered oral narration, we selected to do it in a manner that connects the current with the previous.” 

A still from Bhoomi

A nonetheless from Bhoomi
| Photo Credit: Special association

He explains that the play seems to be at their dissonances-resonances with one another and unbiased trajectories. “What occurs when the inventive premise you’re engaged on breaks out of the realm of artwork and play and stares you within the face as your reality? What do you do when your artwork begins talking again to you, taking up a lifetime of its personal and stumping you with questions you aren’t outfitted to reply to? When a decision appears unimaginable, because the state of affairs appears to be demanding it with a sense of urgency? How do you actually reply to a extreme absence of solutions?” he wonders.. 

The play might be staged on August 26 at 8pm and August 28 at 7.30pm @Rangabhoomi Cultural areas and occasions.

. .