3-day fest for women's equality from April 7

3-day fest for women's equality from April 7

A three-day theatre and arts festival ‘EQUAL - Women’s Voices for a Common Humanity’ will kickstart from April 7. The festival will cover women's activism, gender inequality, women’s roles in Kannada theatre and gender hues.

The fest will feature literary talks, plays, poetry, photography exhibition, screening of films and more.

While on the first day there will be a talk by writer K V Akshara and actor Madhuri Dixit Nene on ‘The journey of Indian women in theatre’ in Kannada and Marathi contexts, on the second day director of Samraksha, Sanghamitra Iyengar will stage plays and present a testimonial on her work with sex workers.

“While certain social spaces celebrate women as being on par with men, others treat them brutally and violently, pushing the lives of women into silence. EQUAL envisions a new world where we not only raise questions about this unequal world, but also celebrate small victories, and hope to coin a new idiom of togetherness,” according to event organisers.  
The last day of fest presents a range of expressions of alternative genders and sexualities. Barring plays, all activities are open to public.

For details, call 080 2649 3982. Visit www.bookmyshow.com for tickets to the plays. The festival will be held at Ranga Shankara, JP Nagar and at Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield.