British Council presents Indian Ensemble Studio’s
Exploring Exciting Texts - VII - Rehearsed Reading of the play Love and Information
Written by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Aruna Ganesh Ram, Artistic Director, Visual Respiration
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
About the play:
Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.
About the Playwright:
Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District and in Montreal. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Downstairs, her first play written while she was still at university, was first staged in 1958 and won an award at the Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Festival. Caryl Churchill’s plays include: Owners, Traps, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud 9, Top Girls, Fen, Serious Money, Ice Cream, Mad Forest, The Skriker, Blue Heart, This is a Chair, Far Away, A Number, Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?, Seven Jewish Children, Love & Information, Here We Go, and Escaped Alone. Music theatre includes Lives of the Great Poisoners and Hotel, both with Orlando Gough. Caryl has also written for radio and television.
About the Director:
Aruna is a performance director, deviser and designer. She runs Visual Respiration, a performance company that specialises in immersive performance. Aruna is interested in engaging with audiences in unique ways and creating performance experiences. She is interested in making work that is visual, through a combination of elements that are aural, gestural and digital. She holds a Masters in Advanced Theatre Practice from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, United Kingdom. She is also a graduate in Communication and Design. Aruna is an ATSA (Arts think South Asia) fellow 2014-2015.
A brief note about the program:
Exploring Exciting Texts is an initiative by Indian Ensemble, a Bangalore based theatre company, where we choose interesting plays suggested by various practitioners. These plays are presented through a dramatized reading followed by a discussion based on the central themes and questions of the play . The discussion is an important element of the program, as this is where different ideas and conversations emerge from the audience and is moderated by invited artists, scholars and academics.
We encourage the audience to be a part of the discussion as this will enrich the entire process of sharing.
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