28 February, 2021

2014: Theatre

A range of intense, women-oriented plays, many focusing on gender-based violence.

2014: Theatre
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If the last few years have seen the rise of slice-of-life plays in various forms on the Indian stage, this year saw thespians respond to the air of despair with a range of intense, women-oriented plays, many focusing on gender-based violence. Meanwhile, if anyone still wonders whether theatre’s popularity in India is on the wane, a visit to any of the theatre festivals should be a reminder of the desi culture vulture’s continuing fascination with the ever-evolving theatrescape. Here are some of the popular, edgy house-full plays in a busy theatre year:


C Sharp C Blunt: An Indo-German production, solo performer M.D. Pallavi’s turn as a mobile app married two the­mes: constant presence of tec­hnology and stereotyping of women...

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