A Brief History of Your Hair
March 24 & 25, 2016 | 07:30 PM
No. 36/2, 8th Cross Road, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase, Bangalore – 560078
A Brief History of Your Hair, is deeply rooted in personal stories about hair on the one hand, and fantastical explorations of these stories on another. The performance draws upon personal, historical, political and gender narratives of the hair. It employs humour, playfulness, and fantasy to unpack questions of identity, androgyny, gendered beauty, and the way these ideas relate to each other across cultures.
The play is devised and performed by Swetanshu Bora, Harshika Amin, Diya Naidu, and Sunitha MR, with inputs from Nitant Nair, Anjali Nair, and Swapnashree Bhasi.
Deepika is a theatre-practitioner and writer based in Bangalore. She writes poetry and short fiction, and was one of six poets shortlisted for the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize, in October 2010. She has also worked in several productions as an actor, and since 2013 has begun to create her own work. Her first play Nobody Sleeps Alone was nominated for The Hindu MetroPlus Playwright Award in 2013.
A Brief History of Your Hair has been made possible by a grant from India Foundation for the Arts, and The New Voices Arts Project, with space support by LshVa Studio, Koramangala. The work towards this performance was initiated in 2015 as part of Gender Bender, a joint initiative by Sandbox Collective and Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore.
Tickets priced at Rs 200 are available at Ranga Shankara and online through www.bookmyshow.com