Exploring erotica on the Chennai stage


Let’s speak about intercourse, on stage. That’s the problem undertaken by 4 girls theatre administrators, every presenting an unique play on the topic of sexuality and sensuality at Erotica Season 2, which will probably be staged right this moment at the Alliance Française of Madras. Curated by B Charles, founding father of Chennai Art Theatre (CAT), that is the second version of performs that discover the style. Though all the performs are new, the format will observe that of 2019’s: 4 performs, 20 minutes every, over a steady 80-minute interval.

Charles explains that the administrators had been chosen primarily based on their curiosity and talent to create performs round the provocative theme. The all-women lineup might have been completely unintentional, however can not go unnoticed in a 12 months the place girls administrators in movie had been shut out utterly from the awards season. Erotica guarantees to open up the dialog in some ways.

The administrators’ voices

Maya S Krishna
 

Puthagam Indri Solli Thaaren Va | Maya S Krishnan: “Through our larger-than-life characters, we talk about serious issues. Our aim is to explore the part of sensuality and sex that makes us whisper secrets to friends, giggle behind closed doors, or shame ourselves for being sexually unaware or experimental. Our rehearsal process was very energetic and inclusive. We improvised various scenarios, and enjoyed the many learnings that came out of it. The hope is to make the uncomfortable a little more comfortable.”

Sunandha Raghunathan

Sunandha Raghunathan  

Yeah Baby! | Sunandha Raghunathan: “Where is the erotic in the mundane? Prateeksha Chandrasekaran and I wrote this play as a fun exploration of the not-so-sexy aspects of long-term relationships and sex. We worked extensively with professionals who do intimacy choreography, which made the rehearsal process easier.”

Vinodhini Vaidyanathan

Vinodhini Vaidyanathan  

The Pet | Vinodhini Vaidyanathan: “Written and performed by Kamatchi Kaleeswaran, this monologue explores a courageous theme — I would not want to give anything away. As women, we are conditioned that our needs and desires are secondary. In this performance, the character does not let anything stop her from getting what she wants.”

Meera Sitharaman

Meera Sitharaman
 

Govinda Geeta | Meera Sitaraman: “I used to be impressed by Jayadeva’s poem Gita Govinda, the place Radha reminisces about Krishna. The longings that encourage her creativeness had been thrilling for me — particularly in the context of the conflicts we create, between the actual and the imagined. Hinged between cabaret and musical theatre, it doesn’t try to govern or titillate, however slightly, evoke recollections of ardour.”

Today, at Alliance Française, Nungambakkam. Shows at four pm and seven pm, for 18+ solely. Tickets at ₹300 on in.bookmyshow.com

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