Directed By Faezeh Jalali
A comic, tongue-in-cheek retelling of the story of Shikhandi from the Mahabharata, directed by Faezeh Jalali, mixes the traditional with the contemporary, questioning maleness, femaleness and everything in between. Shikhandi is perhaps one of the earliest trans-characters from Indian mythology.
Directed By Maya Krishna Rao
Quality Street, based on the story by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie, is the story of a mother and daughter, set in Lagos, Nigeria, but can be transposed, with a few details changed, to several cities across the world.
Directed By Rekandar Nageswara Rao (Babji)
Combining craft, music, magic, puppetry and extraordinary make-up and costumes, Surabhi Theatre plays represent a unique facet of India’s theatrical traditions. “Maya Bazaar” (Market of Illusions) is regarded as the master piece of Sri Venkateswara Natyamandali (Surabhi Theatre). This production narrates the love story of Sesirekha, (the daughter of Balarama) and Abhimanyu (the son of Subhadra
Conducted by Faezeh Jalali
This workshop will focus on the work of Rudolph Laban who created a movement vocabulary that can be articulated and hence executed with a deeper understanding of one’s body and of human movement. It can be applied both to text and in physical story-telling.
Directed By Purva Naresh
“Originally created for Aadyam – An Aditya Birla Group Initiative”
Bandish is the story of two performers, one a nautanki singer, the other a baithak singer. Both performers relive their past days of glory and adventure with witty anecdotes of escapes from palaces, being kidnapped by the local land owners, refuting lovelorn aristocrats and being duped by charming and conniving men in the name of love and marriage.
Directed By Tushar Pandey
This production is an interpretation of Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, adapted to Hindi by theatre person Tushar Pandey and performed in an experimental manner. Including elements such as video and CCTV cameras, this show challenges traditional notions of spectatorship in theatre and brings ideas such as voyeurism to the fore
Workshop conducted by Accelerated Intimacy
Calling all mothers, fathers and grandparents over 60!
Serendipity Arts Festival and Accelerated Intimacy invite you to participate in “Dance Like A Mother”, a workshop-performance exploring the ways in which we are becoming our parents, or versions of them through spontaneous dancing, memories and drag.
Directed By Neelam Man Singh Chowdhry
Critically acclaimed director Neelam Man Singh Chowdhry’s production Dark Borders is a performance of free-flowing embodied texts based on translations of Saadat Hasan Manto. The play explores the devastation brought upon women and families during times of migration, loss and devastation. These are the lives of forgotten people, those who exist on the margins of society.
Directed By Abhishek Majumdar
Noted playwright and director Abhishek Majumdar’s latest production is the intellectual powerhouse, Muktidham. Tracing back to a period where Hindus were a minority in the country, the fictionalised piece based on historical evidence is set against the backdrop of a ‘Matha’ (Hindu monastery), in a fictional town called Beerpur. The eighth century was a time when the Pala Empire ruled the East of India and mass conversions to Buddhism were on the rise. Majumdar tries to dissect why all of the fascist movements eventually became anti- intellectual, especially focusing on the right wing movement.
Curated by Siddhant Shah
The Festival believes and works toward making art accessible to all. In collaboration with Siddhant Shah, Serendipity Arts Festival organises the Senses programme for the less abled. Senses 2.0 is programmed with workshops and curated walks for the disabled and with workshops for audiences that work as sensitisation workshops.