by Dramanon (India)
17 & 18 Nov 2018, Sat & Sun, 6pm
Esplanade Annexe Studio
What happens to the interpretation and performance of gender when a man plays a woman and when a man is played by a woman? Who is the real woman and who is the real man?
Sharanya Ramprakash’s Akshayambara explores the conflicts in tradition, gender, power and morality that are inherent in the male-dominated theatre practice, yakshagana. Drawing from research and personal experience, the performance imagines a reversal of roles in the popular yakshagana plot of Draupadi Vastrapaharana.
Akshayambara received several nominations at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) 2016, winning Best Original Script (Sharanya Ramprakash) and Best Actor in a Lead Role – Male (Prasad Cherkady).
Supported by India Foundation of Arts (logo)
Performed in Kannada with English surtitles.
Age advisory: 13 years and above