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Unfolding Nirbhaya’s tale

Unfolding Nirbhaya’s tale
Nirbhaya, a thought- provoking and award winning theatre production by internationally acclaimed playwright and director Yael Farber will soon be staged in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

Violence against women is a global epidemic. Nirbhaya addresses this issue. It moves, inspires and speaks for enduring change. It is an invitation to witness the performers tell their own stories of fearlessness and honour ‘Nirbhaya’s’ memory by breaking the silence.

 Yael Farber creates a searing new work that cracks open the cone of silence around women whose lives have been shattered by gender-based violence.  Nirbhaya- Breaking the Silence, is an award-winning play that is premièring this March from 17 to 28 for the first time in India. This critically acclaimed production opened in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has won Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award (given to an outstanding Fringe production which raises awareness of human rights), the Scotsman Fringe First, and the Herald Angel Award for Outstanding New Play.  With an extraordinary cast and creative team from India, Farber brings us a blistering evocation of the  terrible night of 16 December and the ripples of change it set in motion.

Tearing away the shame that keeps the survivors silent Nirbhaya is a voyage into a tapestry of personal testimonies that speaks for a nation and world no longer able to hold the tides of change at bay.

Much like Farber's previous award-winning testimonial creations Nirbhaya  bares witness to the extraordinary capacity of the human spirit for survival, redemption and change. An unforgettable work that moves and inspires audiences with the sheer capacity of the human spirit to rise, to bare witness, to survive and turn the tide.

Seven actors comprise the extraordinary ensemble cast of this play. Five of these artists share their own true testimonies; the remaining two performers evoke the key people; the events of the night of December 16th and what followed in its wake. Mark the dates.

WHEN: 22-24 March
WHERE: FICCI Auditorium
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