Off the page: An evening of theatre, documentary and film


CEPA (Centre for Poverty Analysis) will be hosting ‘Off the page: Communicating current issues differently’. The event would feature a host of theatre productions, documentaries and film exploring current social issues pertaining to poverty and conflict.

“Wrong Turn” a forum theater by Beyond Borders exploring the plight of a single woman faced with economic hardship will be part of the marathon theatre and film fest on Thursday.

Date: Thursday, 29th November 2007
Time: 7.00 p.m.
Venue: Punchi Theatre, CottaRoad Colombo 8 (opp Ritz Cinema, Borella)

The event would featre..

To Escape or Maximise? The estate worker’s dilemma,
Written and directed by Kannan Arunasalam An English language documentary based on CEPA’s work on the plantations sector.

Säma Thovilaya, street theatre in Sinhala by the Api theatre group
The performance brings to life how women and children are affected both physically and psychologically in a conflict situation.

Wrong Turn, English language forum theatre by the Beyond Borders theatre group The story of a single woman and the domino effect caused by economic hardships and social rejection.

Under Pressure, written and directed by Kasinathar Gnanadas.
An award winning Tamil language short film about a Jaffna family trying to cope with the conflict.

House Party, English language sketch by the House Party theatre group with Tracy Holsinger. This collective of like-minded friends – whose backgrounds vary from economics to advertising, journalism to theatre – aims to highlight current political and social issues through parody and satire.

Tickets Rs 300/= Available at the reception of the Taj Samudra; at CEPA, 29 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7 and at the Door.

Seating on a first come first served basis. Event Poster (Jpeg or PDF)


Posted on 11/27/2007, in Events-Activities-Announcements, Sri Lanka, Theatre and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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