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Premiere: November 27, 28, 29
at the Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi

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What's On // Currently Programming

Here is all that we're upto these days, delivered on a screen near you!

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Upcoming Workshops, Jams & Activities

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Sign up for one of our free sessions or purchase tickets for our next workshop, performance and activity. We are running online programs as well as in-person programs in New Delhi. 

Take a look below and pick something you fancy!

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2023/24 CULTURAL CALENDAR

Artistic Work

#absurdtheatre #multilingual

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One chases the enemy, another chases sleep. Somewhere, one devours an entire mountain while the other slurps on custard. Together they try to make sense of what’s between the lines, and the lines start to disappear. They let go of the questions when the answers begin to appear. Elsewhere, a town awakens to a dwindling yet satisfied populace, whilst a couple lay a picnic table amidst the gunfire.
 

Kaivalya Plays and the Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi invite you to witness ABSURDO, a multilingual theatre performance exploring the absurdist works of Latinamerican playwrights Enrique Jardiel Poncela, Fernando Arrabal and Virgilio Piñera.

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#interactive #verbatim #techintheatre

Mining Hate

An interactive performance built with audience-generated content about misinformation and hate speech in the digital age.

Mining Hate is an improvised interactive performance built with audience generated content that seeks to create awareness of the practices used by anonymous hackers to target journalists and minorities in India to spread misinformation. The show builds on real events in a country which has fallen to 150 out of 180 on the World Press Freedom Index. 

 

Mining Hate is part of the MediaFutures project. This project has received funding from the European Union’s framework Horizon 2020 for research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 951962. The show premieres in India in October/November 2023.

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2021/22 CULTURAL CALENDAR

New Shows & Commissions

#digital #filmed #hindi

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A digital revival of the greatest literature piece in Incan origin, translated from the original Quechua language into Hindi.

This show was commissioned by the Embassy of Peru in India and supported by the Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi. The production was shot in September 2021 with social distancing protocols, having been rehearsed and developed remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Available for audiences worldwide from February 13th 2021 onwards.

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#audio #interactive #athome

Lifeline 99 99

An interactive, one-on-one theatre performance on your phone, at your home. 

 

Lifeline 99 99 is an absurd telephone line that interrogates a critical question that confronts us today – in the age of growing indifference and shrinking empathy, can one still create a genuine human connection? 

Available for audiences in India and across the world.

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#improv #live #comedy

Improv News Hour

Given the ever-increasing state of confusion in the world, it’s not unreasonable to doubt whether the news you see on TV is real or made-up. Well, with this nostalgic news broadcast, you can be 100% sure that it is all made up!

A Nursery (Digital) Original show directed by Pratham Sarwate & Varoon P. Anand

Streamed live on Facebook.

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Other Productions

#originalwriting 

#headphonetheatre #binaural

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A Walk, Interrupted

A new play by Varoon P. Anand that investigates the value of truth in a society oversaturated with news media content. Borrowing from real life incidents, a classroom of budding journalists research how facts become stories. 

This project is being developed under First Draft, a writing program by Indian Ensemble.

A new play by Gaurav Singh that explores our relationship with the act of walking and the digital lives we carry with ourselves.​

This script is being developed under Writer's Lab Mumbai, an initiative by G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture and Soho Theatre (UK)

#interactive #murdermystery

Murder At The Paddington Tavern

A digital revival of Kaivalya Plays' famous interactive murder mystery now re-imagined for the online space. 

This project is being adapted for a special show for the Chevening 2021 Scholars in collaboration with The Nursery Theatre (UK)

RESEARCH PROJECT

The Practice of Safety in the Performing Arts

An study into the aspects of physical, mental and legal safety and wellbeing for individual practitioners like actors, directors, facilitators and designers, among others, in their own practice or as part of a larger collective, in India.

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Collaborate with us


We work with India's leading corporates, schools, colleges, performers and institutions with tailor-made workshops to improve communication, foster team building, build safe spaces and create memorable experiences with theatre.

All our workshops are led by trained facilitators with clear takeaways. We can work with groups of all sizes, personalize the exercises as per the needs of your audience and conduct the session(s) online. We strive to create a positive experience for our partners.

We'd love to bring our practice to your institution.

Get in touch with us today


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