Royal Court presents New Plays from India
Monday, 12 November 2012
The Royal Court presents a season of readings by Indian playwrights from 12 to 17 November in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs as part of its ground-breaking International Playwrights project supported by the Genesis Foundation.
Five writers will have their plays performed as rehearsed readings in English before all the writers come together to discuss new writing in contemporary India at the end of the week.
New Plays from India, in collaboration with Rage Productions, Mumbai, began in 2010 with 12 writers from all over India who were challenged to write a play asking urgent questions about their changing country. Over 18 months, playwrights April De Angelis and Carl Miller and the Royal Court’s Elyse Dodgson worked with the writers to develop their plays, which were performed as part of the Writers Bloc Festival at the Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai, in January 2012. Five of these plays have now been chosen to be showcased at the Royal Court in London.
New Plays from India
Monday 12 November
Pereira’s Bakery at 76 Chapel Road by Ayeesha Menon
Tuesday 13 November
The Djinns of Eidgah by Abhishek Majumdar
Wednesday 14 November
Mahua by Akash Mohimen
Friday 16 November
Ok Tata Bye Bye by Purva Naresh
Saturday 17 November
Leftovers (Shillak) by Sagar Deshmukh, translated from Marathi by Irawati Karnik
For information on each play and to book tickets, please visit the Royal Court website.
Read more about the Genesis Foundation’s partnership with the Royal Court here.