The Tenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thu Nov 14, Fri Nov 15, Sat Nov 16, Sun Nov 17 2019

Conversations
Panel Discussions
Book Launches
Awards
Workshops

NCPA (South Mumbai)
St. Pauls Institute (Bandra)
Prithvi Theatre (Juhu)

I Am Not Here

Performances
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Experimental Theatre - NCPA

An 8-step guide on how to censor women’s writing set in a boxing ring.

Performance Note:

The play looks at the insidious and almost-invisible ways in which women’s writing has been flicked to the fringes. Two women performers enter a boxing ring. Their bodies transform: they play men, women and creatures. A frying pan becomes metaphor for a chalkboard’; a traditional dance class reveals the impossible ways in which women’s bodies are written about, an insta-poet reads a review about herself in public and so on, as he play heightens and complicates the relationship between the performers and the audience.

(Virginia Woolf’s Shakespeare’s Sister and Joana Russ’ How to Suppress Women’s writing informed the devising process of play)