Don't miss Loud Women, a one-minute theatre festival happening this weekend in Bengaluru

This one-minute theatre festival highlights women’s issues

Ayesha Tabassum Published :  25th January 2019 06:00 AM   |   Published :   |  25th January 2019 06:00 AM
Anshulika Kapoor

One of the performers

An all women’s one-minute theatre festival, Loud Women provides a platform to different voices. “I got the idea to curate this festival after I watched performances on YouTube from a similar one-minute theatre fest in New York,” says Anitha Mitra, the festival director. Although, as an experiment, she had staged a few plays at pubs in Benglauru in 2015, it is only now that she decided to do a full-fledged festival dedicated to women and by women. 

“I wanted the title to have a negative connotation (referring to ‘loud women’) but eventually, it needs to have a positive impact. So we have women from different walks of life — students, corporates, homemakers, theatre artistes and many others — presenting their thoughts through these minute-long plays,” she adds.

The event deals with themes like ‘beyond borders’, ‘with love from me’, ‘they came’ and ‘the lost hour’. Performances under the ‘beyond borders’ theme deals with getting out of one’s comfort zone, plays under ‘with love from me’, talk about self care. “How you see yourself in the mirror is important and this theme highlights that,” says Anitha. Under the theme ‘they came’ women share their fears and experiences of being under threat, while in ‘the lost hour’, performers will use visual aids like videos on stage. As the performances are 60 seconds long, there will not be a break after every act. Instead, two ‘Break Out Sessions’ where two women achievers talk about their experiences,  will be held in bet-ween plays.

Rs 200. January 27, 4 pm. At Alliance Francaise, Vasanthnagar