STORIES I WANT TO TELL YOU IN PERSON (80 min) On the one hand, Lally Katz has been writing the funniest and most original plays in the country for the last decade – Neighbourhood Watch, for example. On the other hand, Katz, Oscar Wilde-like, has been putting her genius into her life and only her talent into her work. Now the inevitable moment has come when the two must collide. The thing is – and this is a true story – Katz was supposed to write us a play about a fortune teller. But she spent her commission (and then some) actually going to a fortune teller. In New York. More than once. This is the story of what Katz has been doing instead of writing a play. It features Katz, on her own, as herself, embroiled in a tale of art, love, money, shoes, and the apocalypse (of course). Anyone who’s met her will know that the word ‘irrepressible’ has nothing on Katz, even at her quietest. She makes chaos charming and catastrophe positively exuberant. She likes to be laughed at, and her method is to talk first and think later. Anything could happen. Seriously. ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN. It’s Lally Katz! Read More
NLP Master David Ferrers mentors and coaches business people, sportspersons, actors and presenters all over the world. His style is personal, entertaining and very, very effective! He is at JAGRITI for a power packed 90 minutes ONLY on Thursday, 11 February at 5.00 P.M. Grab this once-in-a-lifetime chance to exude super self-confidence! Read More
A group of people sit and wait in awe as they watch their leader. They are amazed and exhilarated to just see him do the most mundane activities, like eat breakfast and read his newspaper. The celebration is led by the announcer who diligently awaits and calls out the leader's every action. While the crowd is engulfed in excitement, a young boy and girl meet and fall in love. They frolic about the stage amid the rest of the commotion. One of the admirers, a girl, notes with horror that the leader has no head. The announcer points out that he has no need for a head since he possesses genius. Krapp’s last tape is short play written by Samuel Beckett in 1958 about a writer who has recorded his thought and views of his life on audio tape every year since he was twenty four. He has stored and numbered each tape and keeps them locked in a desk at home. From the play as Krapp listens to past recordings we can learn about different events that have happened in Krapp’s past which might give us an understanding about how he was. Also Krapp himself can see how he has changed through the ages and what kind of a man he has become.Read More
Documentary : Water Business is Good Business Runtime: 28 mins Dierctor: Sanjay Barnela, Vasant Saberwal Synopsis: India's water bottling industry today stands on an annual worth of about 1,800 crore rupees (1 crore = 10 million). If Lutyen's Delhi receives 400 litres per person per day, the slums of Najafgarh receive less than 30 litres per person per day. This crisis is rooted not so much in the overall availability of water, as in the patterns of consumption and failure to regulate consumption through appropriate and equitable tariff structures. The urban mindset seeks to source water from the rural countryside, rather than focusing on its conservation. This film travels from Delhi to Indore, Bombay to Chennai, exploring the politics and economics of urban water supplies. We come across the same solution - the construction of mega-projects to bring water from distant rivers to our various cities. Even as we source water from distant locations, with all the attendant problems of displacing rural people from their homes and livelihoods, upwardly mobile urban populations will simply ensure a continually growing need for more water. TED Talk: The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting, Anupam Mishra Runtime: 17.07 mins With wisdom and wit, Anupam Mishra talks about the amazing feats of engineering built centuries ago by the people of India's Golden Desert to harvest water. These ancient aqueducts and stepwells are still used today — and are often superior to modern water megaprojects.Read More
9 Jakhoo Hill is set in the Simla of 1962. It explore a number of themes which continue to have as much relevance today as they did in the sixties: changing values; conflicts between old and new; family relationships and attendant tensions that come to the surface when skeletons in cupboards begin to tumble out… As love, laughter, loneliness and betrayal confront each other in this powerful drama, a moment of truth compels each character to reckon with her/his personal demons and transforms their lives irrevocably.Read More
A husband and wife, A doctor and a scientist, a mother and a baby and antibiotics that no longer work. The Vaidhya's Oath is a theatre project on anti-microbial resistance. Dr. Ajay has been demoted, a punishment transfer from his hospital in Allahabad to a Primary Health Centre in Katkoot, UP. Uma, his wife, is a Bangalore girl. She can't hack Katkoot. Then she finds out she's pregnant. Meanwhile, Kamala, a local girl, has a baby boy ill with sepsis. Can Dr. Ajay cure him? And then there's Rahul, a seismologist who wants to be a stand-up comedian. Will the marriage survive? Will the baby live? Will Rahul get a laugh? Find out in ‘The Vaidya’s Oath’ by Gautam Raja. ‘You, and a lot of people in India, need to learn that money can no longer buy you protection from infection’. ‘You go about the Real India – you can’t handle two hours of the real India without totally losing it’! ‘Rarely does a health crisis come into your living-room like this’. Director’s Note: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a world problem but is especially an Indian one. In a land with more mobile phones than toilets trying to keep AMR at bay is hard. It may seem like someone else’s problem. Try telling that to Kamala and her new-born baby with sepsis… Read More
Kancheepuram To Koramangala is Praveen Kumar's second 1 hour special, where he will be sharing his life journey through 8 stories in the most hilarious way, that anyone can relate to. Apart from the content being clean, it is a one of a kind show with a mix of Stand-up comedy and storytelling, that will leave the audience in splits.Read More
Synopsis The very first is often accorded a larger than life proportion on many fronts; and so is a women's sexual experience. 'My Sacred Glass Bowl' looks at the concept of virginity as it is perceived by contrasting communities, from the vantage point of the filmmaker, sandwiched between two mothers bringing up their daughters in contemporary times, connected by a young lady caught in the cob webs. Virginity is premarital chastity and hence within the power equations with regard to men, like the expected post marital chastity, fidelity. It thus forms the first part of a women's life. The film is a document of how women made their sexual choices in the generation that just passed by. Read More
Kritarth Srinivasan - Kritarth Srinivasan, 50% Tamilian, 50% Malayali. In other words, 100% confused. Being a defence brat and not having a hometown or a steady school, threw him into the worst Identity Crisis. He found his calling and love for stand-up comedy after a brief stint with engineering. He brings energy and charisma to the stage and loves making fun of everything… especially himself. Read More
Gagan Damama Bajyo: The Legend of Bhagat Singh, written by Piyush Mishra and directed by Riyaz Usman with original music by Alok Kesarwani, is a musical drama based on real incidents taken from the life of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and his contemporaries. It follows the events from the year of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919 to his hanging, along with Raj Guru and Sukhdev, in 1931. Far from wanting to cause any bloodshed or violence, his decision to throw a bomb in the assembly was motivated by the desire to draw attention to the questions of freedom and equality. The play also touches on the ideological differences between Bhagat Singh and Mahatma Gandhi.Read More
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.