Kaavadkatha – Maya

Kaavadkatha – Maya

Ticket Price: ₹ 300
Genre:Drama, Visual Art & Music
Duration:75 min
Age:8 years
Playwright:Akhshay Gandhi
Director:Shreekanth Rao
Cast:Akhshay Gandhi
Presented By:-
Performers:Akhshay Gandhi
Location:Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bangalore, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560066, India
Event Date & Time
Fri-04-Dec | 08:00 PM
Sat-05-Dec | 08:00 PM
Sun-06-Dec | 03:00 PM
Sun-06-Dec | 06:30 PM

About the performance

Kaavadkatha – Maya is a collaborative performance inspired by the Rajasthani folk form Kaavad Katha. It is an attempt to bring Kaavad Katha to the performance stage. Maya is a piece which blurs the space between the real and imaginary worlds. Through various mythical characters set in different times and spaces, it takes us deep into our associations with our emotions and intellect. The main story branches out into various stories and characters and thereby weave a multi-layered narrative. 

The performance is a result of an extensive collaboration between theatre makers, visual artists, musicians, and designers working together to create the world of Kaavadkatha. The stage comes to life with a performer accompanied by sixteen paintings, original music, masks, movement and poetry composing the theatrical interpretation of Kaavad.

About the Director:

Shreekanth Rao, an artist at Sva Collective, is working on writing, direction and performance aspects of theatre making. He studied Devising Theatre and Performance at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA), London.  He has written and directed a Kannada play ‘NaguvaagaNakku…’ and directed ‘Kaavad Katha – Maya’, a performance in Hindi. As a performer he has worked with Kriyative Theatre, Indian Ensemble and Bangalore Little Theatre.




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.