In 2017 UR/Unreserved was made possible by the institutions mentioned below, but most importantly it was supported by people - some we knew and many we didn't.
In 2019, the work evolves...
Come July, the work will open in Bangalore and subsequently begin a performance tour across the country.
The title of this work has no words, instead it is a black and white band of cracks and fissures through which emerges the inverted question of 'identity'.
Given the ever-increasing fragility of the social fabric of this country, and indeed the world - 'inverted eroteme' resists the attempts to relegate the understanding of identity to the frameworks convenient to our political class.
The discourse on identities must expand to include more diverse experiences, thoughts, and ways in which identity has been, can be, and will be understood.
The work carries (apart from the aesthetic value) a component of social intervention. We will make special efforts to take the work to places that have witnessed a rise in polarisations, we will make special efforts to reach the young, with the belief that this is one way to reflect and question the 'fear of the other’.
This work is supported by Maraa, Macbeth Drama, Innerspace Little Theatre and the people working on the production.