|Ticket Price:||₹ 400|
|Age:||13 years and above|
|Playwright:||Sunayana Smita Premchander|
|Director:||Sunayana Smita Premchander|
|Cast:||Asha Upadhya, Ashish Dabreo, Parvati Ramchandran|
Production Team: Manasa Thulasidas, Poorvi Sardar
Light Design/Execution: Sunil Kumar
Sound Design: Jonathan Reuben
Costume: Manasa Thulasidas
Movement Direction: Pia Bunglow
|Location:||JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066|
In a bustling city of flyovers, lights, and smells, the play zooms into a little house, to the lives of a father, a mother, and their daughter. A family of three, they have everything they need. A seemingly perfect unit. Until the father loses his job, the daughter starts to grow up, and the mother sees her world changing. Equilibrium is disturbed. Their ideals are challenged by their subconscious biases. They must make choices, and someone will get left behind.
The play is set in the present, seven years into the aftermath of everything that transpired. Three became two, and now he is back, bringing up lies, deceit, and memories no one wants to relive. The women had rebuilt their lives without him. Everything has changed. What will they do? Is this a game where they all lose, or where one of them wins in the end?
The play asks the questions — “what are the moral physical boundaries between a parent and child?” and “should you stay true to your values at any cost, even if that leads to the destruction of your family?” while it also looks at the dynamics of relationships in a nuclear family. What is the one disaster that a perfect family cannot withstand?
About the Playwright:
Sunayana is a theatre practitioner based in Bangalore. In college, she was actively involved in theatre-directing, performing, and travelling with college productions. She spent six months mentoring children from Teach For India and interned for two months at Indian Ensemble Theatre. After graduation, she worked in Bangalore, handling production and backstage work. Through 2016, she was assistant director on the Indian Ensemble Studio Initiative. In August 2015, she co-founded KathaSiyah with Karen D’mello. From October to December 2015, Sunayana worked as a team leader of International Citizen Service, a cultural exchange program run by Pravah, Delhi and VSO UK.
She joined Indian Ensemble’s Writer’s Program in August 2015, and “3” is her first play, developed over the course of the program. Sunayana has joined Indian Ensemble’s Director’s Program, 2017-2018. “3” is Sunayana’s first play as a playwright, and will be her directorial debut.
There were three sources of inspiration. The first was collected personal experiences of women and adolescents. It prompted my exploration of how a parent- child relationship changes as a girl comes of age, and must conform to the norms and rules of the world around her. Secondly, coming from a large, yet tight-knit family, I wanted to look closely at the clash of ideals and values in a family, and what influence that has on an adolescent girl. That led to my third question of “how much freedom and choice can parents allow their children, before their own inherent conditioning comes in direct conflict?”
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Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.
The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry.
The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.
Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.