Mrs. & Marx
Curated by: Harkat Studios
Inspired by the literature and documentation available on the Marx household, the man behind the revolutionary Karl Marx, is seen through the eyes of Jenny Marx, his unrelenting wife, lover and collaborator. Mrs. & Marx is a multilingual theatre piece that gets two migrants to examine a love story from the annals of history. The audience has to witness and participate in the long lost art of communal dreaming which invokes 'spirits and spectres' of Jenny and Mohr. Inspired by the literature and documentation available on the Marx household, the man behind the revolutionary, Karl Marx, is seen through the eyes of Jenny Marx, his unrelenting wife, lover and collaborator. While the characters of Karl and Jenny Marx are embodied by the performers, Satchit Puranik of India and Michaela Talwar of Germany respectively, the genre of documentary theatre juxtaposes the performers’ experiences in the present day context with that of the world of the Marxes, making it all the more relevant
About the artist
Satchit Puranik is a theatre maker and film maker working in about 4 languages. His major film work includes being the casting director for 'Court', co-editor for 'Ship of Theseus' and 'Bey yaar' and co director for 'Mr. Ya miss'. His theatre works include `Karl Marx in Kalbadevi', 'Sounds of the Sufis', 'Family 81', 'Mahabharata', 'Wedding Album', 'Noises off', 'Mharo piyu gayo Rangoon' amongst many others. He made his acting debut in Bollywood with the 2017 Hindi movie, Ribbon.
Michaela Talwar is a film maker, journalist and co-founder of Harkat Studios, a film production company & alternative theatre and arts space based in Mumbai and Berlin. Her career is an amalgamation of academic and artistic experiences. With a B.A. in media management and a M.Sc. in global media studies from universities in 3 countries (BiTS Iserlohn, ESCE Paris, Stockholm University) she has explored culture and identity in films and books (Empowerment through audiovisual storytelling in India Lambert, 2015). Prior to her life in India, she worked as international correspondent for ZDF in Brussels and concept developer and strategist for public and private TV channels. She has directed and produced documentaries, art films and a variety of original and marketing content for companies like Netflix, Fox Star Studios and Disney as part of her work at Harkat.
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