Bengaluru’s all-female theatre troupe aims to empower women

Written by: Maitreyee Boruah

Bengaluru, Aug 3: One of the most vibrant theatre cities of India, Bengaluru is all set to add a new feather in its cap with its first all-female theatre troupe. The idea to give shape to an all-women theatre group has been mooted by Bengaluru-based theatre club- Organizational Theatre.

The club, founded by theatre personality Ranji David, decided to start the "special" theatre group as very few women are part of theatre activities in the city. "Moreover, we feel that theatre is a very powerful tool to empower women in all walks of life," David told OneIndia.

Theatre group aims to empower women

"The objective is to create theatrical performances for women by women on women issues," he added.

As a part of the formation of the all-women theatre group, Organizational Theatre is hosting a six-day-long theatre workshop for women participants, beginning from September 6.

"Once the workshop will be over, the members will begin working on a play. Thereafter, we are planning to form a theatre group comprising only women," said Almas Kotadia, member of Organizational Theatre and head of the latest project.

Members of the theatre club say a lot of women from all walks of life have expressed their interest to be a part of the programme.

Women's theatre

"During my 10 years of experience as a trainer, I have seen very few women coming out in the open and expressing themselves without any hesitation. Through this project we want more women to find their voices and free themselves from all kinds of social shackles. We are also hoping to target homemakers through our theatre workshops to help them regain their confidence," said Kotadia.

"At the core of our work, we use all the tools of theatre for human and organisational transformation. We collaborate with different international human rights organisations to create theatre interventions in public spaces as well," added Kotadia.

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