Suzanne Millar, the director of the play, says Jatinga is a woman-led project, one that has a woman writer, woman director, woman producers, a largely women's cast, and it tries to tell the often unheard stories of five young women. The play is a part of a larger initiative to provoke social change.
Actor Saksham Shukla on bringing alive good, bad and ugly characters on stage by exploring versatile genres ranging from Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death to William Shakespeare's Hamlet, history and mythology at Delhi's Shri Ram Centre.
For those familiar with Kalashetra Manipur, Theatre of the Earth comes as a tribute; for those who have not watched a Kanhailal-Sabitri play, it is a glimpse of two astute performers. The film provides the dots; the audience will need to join these with their own emotions and experiences.
The theatre of Manipuri legend Heisnam Kanhailal found its fullest expression through the performance of his wife Heisnam Sabitri, a towering personality by herself. With the passing of Kanhailal in October last year, the legacy now rests entirely on her. A look at her journey and at the future of their group, Kalakshetra Manipur.