Clearing the Rubble - A Play

Clearing the Rubble - A Play

Ticket Price: ₹ 400
Duration:1 hour and 30 minutes
Age:8 years and above
Director:Akhshay Gandhi
Cast:Salmin Sheriff, Shweta Desai, Akhshay Gandhi
Stage Manager: Ajay Kshatriya
Location:JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066
Event Date & Time
Thu-07-Sep | 08:00 PM
Fri-08-Sep | 08:00 PM
Sat-09-Sep | 08:00 PM
Sun-10-Sep | 03:00 PM
Sun-10-Sep | 06:30 PM


Stories are everywhere - whispering through the air, tinkering in corners, laughing in expanses, chronicling in reverberations and struggling in silences. Stories can fill us, mould us and empty us if we’re able to listen. The artistes of Still Space’s production, Clearing the Rubble, have been undergoing a process of encompassing moments in silences and movements in order to understand a multitude of stories, the discourse of narration and simply, Stories. Within the context of the original radio play by Mahesh Dattani, the team has interpreted and imagined a theatrical production, keeping the integrity of the text and the original work intact. Dattani's Clearing the Rubble looks at the journey of three humans - a journalist, a mother and a young boy, converging together in the aftermath of a natural calamity. What does it mean to be a human after a natural calamity? What does it mean to be a native or a foreigner or both at the same time in a place after a natural calamity? A performer on stage, receiving and channeling these stories through every crevice of their body?

Through extensive research, devising and explorations, our artistes have continuously attempted to feel the echoes of every contour and line that weave human identities and the complexities of human nature in extraordinary situations. The journey of the self is being understood by questioning and seeing the movements and stillnesses of the human body in situations in life and in situations framed by the stage. We ask, what would one do, what would one’s body feel if they heard a story? If they heard these stories?


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.