In Search of Dariya Sagar
Curated by: The Blind and the Elephant
Theatre

Join us for a play on the migration and displacement of the Sindhis being viewed through the alienated gaze of third generation Sindhis. 

 

Jatin is a tour guide at the Gateway of India. He has just one problem. He is a Sindhi. Something he hasn't come to terms with all his life and so leads an isolated existence in a dingy room at Colaba Causeway, away from his privileged family house.

 

Tina is a teacher in an international school. She moans the loss of her language and identity and her access to the lost world. Jatin and Tina know each other since they were kids. They studied in the same college too. But haven't ever been able to sustain a conversation beyond a point. Their journeys are in the opposite direction, one wanting to retrieve her heritage and language, while the other wanting to disavow it. Till a certain mystery behind Jatin's grandmothers property, which she left behind to be decoded, brings them together. And there begins a fresh voyage into the past, where more secrets, memories, unlikely stories are discovered, giving some perspective on the fractured present and rottenness which Jatin feels lies at the heart of the de-territorialized community.

 

Winner of the Hindu Playwright Award at the Hindu Theatre Festival 2017

Passes available on BookMyShow


About the artist

DIRECTOR

Gerish Khemani

WRITER

Gerish Khemani, Akshat Nigam

ARTISTS

Abhinav Grover, Ajinkya Ovhal, Dheer Hira, Kaustav Sinha, Niharika Lyra Dutt, Sukhita Iyer, Vaishnavi Ratna Prashant, Aryan Easwaran, Anadi Nagar, Kalansh Gala, Barkha Fatnani

 

The Black Box

 

  • We request you to bring warm clothes as it gets chilly inside the Black Box as temperatures need to be controlled at optimum levels as per technical requirements
  • Food, beverages and water are strictly prohibited inside the Black Box. Please do not carry them in your bags either
  • Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Please do come at least 15 minutes prior to the show and enjoy a good cup of coffee at PORT
  • No Late Entries will be allowed
  • Latecomers can only be allowed in at intermission or at an appropriate pause in the program and as per the instructions of the organizers

 

 

 

 

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