|Ticket Price:||₹ 300|
|Age:||12 years and above|
|Location:||JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066|
Lady Anandi is a documentary theatre performance by Anuja Ghosalkar. A female actor, is haunted by the ghost of her great grandfather—a female impersonator in late 19th C Marathi theatre—every time she goes up on stage. It is the story of two actors separated by 100 years, one who plays a lady convincingly and the other, struggling to be a woman on stage.
How do we tell stories from our past without evidence? Does fiction best fill the gaps of history? Lady Anandi is being presented at that moment when research ends and performance begins. It aims to draw the audience’s attention to the process of making work rather than a finished product. In the absence of a director, the audience take on that role. The Q & A at the end of the show is an important part of the performance.
It has had over 50 shows across India, Sweden & Germany. Its DIY aesthetic enables it to be showcased at varied spaces — an old film studio, a museum of modern art, a basement, a classroom, a brewery, an under-construction office, to name a few.
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.