Cage of sparrows
The design for this play evolved through a metaphorical understanding of the script. Heavy gunny sacks were used by actors to move around during and in-between scenes in order to not only make different spaces, but also signify the weight these characters were carrying on their shoulders. Different colored ropes hung from the ceiling to the bags and sometimes created boundaries, sometimes signified ties between spaces and characters.
Acting | stage design | production
One of my passions that has shaped much of my existence is theater. I have always seen it as a great device that helps us transcend space and time. It creates a world right in front of one's eyes with the set, lighting and costumes. Design of these elements is of great interest to me and this led me to take up theater. I have worked on devising plays as an actor and designing sets and props for multiple plays which have given me great insight into the process of making a theatrical production.
Actor/guide for RemoteX performance in Bangalore, by Rimini Protokoll
In Remote X, a group of 50 people set off into the city wearing headphones. They are guided by a synthetic voice - as we know them from GPS navigators. The encounter with this artificial intelligence leads the group to perform an experiment on themselves. How are joint decisions made? Who do we follow when we are guided by algorhythms?
Tales of Tenali Rama
Acted and devised by : Manojna, Sarajna, Aditye, Minti, Naveen, Roopa
Directed by: Amjed Prawej
Produced by: Bangalore Little Theater
Devised in the traveling theater format, this children's play was performed at various venues including schools and NGOs. It is a modern day version of an ancient fable.The set and props were designed to be packed easily in small boxes and carried along. The actors switched roles with every act and never went off stage.
Bechara Maara Gaya
Set design for the theatre group MASHAAL for Dario Fo’s accidental death of an anarchist in Hindi.
The design was developed keeping in mind, the entry and exit points of all actors and the scene to be set in 2 police stations. A reversible paneled wall which would give the actors easy and quick change to the second station within few minutes. A window from which the protagonist would be able to easily jump out of. Furniture that could be moved around with ease.