Cast Off All Shame
Cast Off All Shame
|Ticket Price:||₹ 300|
|Genre:||Drama, Gender issues|
|Age:||16 years and above|
|Location:||JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066|
Cast Off All Shame begins with the spirit of medieval bhakti poet Janabai taking over a radio show and playing an agony aunt to today’s women, who have issues ranging from domestic abuse to buy sanitary pads, who get slut-shamed and body shamed. It is in response to the woes of these women that Janabai speaks about the liberalizing Bhakti movement, recounting poetry of women mystic poets such as Karaikal Ammaiyar, Soyarabai, Avvaiyyar, Akka Mahadevi and Lal Ded. While the spirited Janabai (and Janabai as spirit) advocates right to the body and right to choose for women, she is not some angry feminist – she is the one who has seen it all and eyes everyday issues with empathy.
Punctuated with soulful poetry and stories, Cast Off All Shame brings together marginal women Bhakti poets and mainstream viral comments as well as balances the entertaining and the literary. This is a solo performance piece.
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, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. 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.