Eidgah Ke Jinnat
Curated by: Bhasha Centre of Performing Arts
Ashrafi and Bilal are orphaned siblings stranded and defined by the troubles in Kashmir. 18 year old Bilal is the pride of the region, part of a teenage football team set for great heights, and pushed to the limits by the violence around them. Haunted by hope, his sister is caught in the past, and Bilal is torn between escaping the myths of war and the cycles of resistance.
Interweaving true stories and testimonies with Islamic storytelling, the play paints a magical portrait of a generation of radicalised kids, and a beautiful landscape lost to conflict.
Written and directed by Abhishek Majumdar. Translated from the English by Shirin Bismillah.This production was commissioned by Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
About the artist
About the organisation
Bhasha Centre for Performing Arts is a Bengaluru-based theatre company founded and run by Abhishek Majumdar, Sandeep Shikhar and Vivek Madan. The Company seeks to create theatrical productions that explore the plurality and multiplicity of languages - linguistic, cultural and dramatic - specifically those that are non-anglocentric. Embedded in this aim is a keen interest in Gender studies and Dalit studies. Bhasha Centre also has a focus on training and outreach, all of which are free to the participants and are created to pursue a depth of understanding of the forms, techniques and impact of theatre.
About the Writer and Director
Abhishek Majumdar is a playwright, theatre director and pedagogue based out of Bangalore. He writes in English, Hindi and Bangla. He is currently the artistic director of the Bhasha Centre of Performing Arts, Bangalore , which is a theatre group that works in multiple Indian and South Asian languages and particularly focuses on Dalit Studies and Gender studies research and dramaturgy. He is the founder and former artistic director of Indian Ensemble.
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