(Sheetal @ wrong turn)
Beyond Borders performed a piece of forum theatre for “Off the Page”, an event organized by CEPA (Centre for Poverty Analysis). The play focused on the plight of a young woman with an ailing mother and a younger brother who’s still in school. She finds herself caught between the responsibility of taking care of her family due to the death of her father and the demands of her job. The play takes you in quick sequence through the decisions she makes, which ultimately leads to her untimely death.
Forum theatre as we mentioned before is interactive theatre where the audience is invited by the joker to change the script so that the unhappy ending could be avoided by changing the attitudes and behaviour of the oppressed.
The cast included BBites Sheetal Survase, Nipuni Samrasekara, Shyala Smith, Muwahhid Riza, Aqeel Juranpathy Mudith Uswatte and our friend Natalie Blacker. Music and song by Anu and the joker was played by Guru.
The play could be viewed on GoolgeVideo.
Posted on 12/08/2007, in Events-Activities-Announcements, Sri Lanka, Theatre and tagged Beyond Borders, Borella, CEPA, Colombo, Forum Theatre, Poverty, Punchi Theatre, Sri Lanka, Theatre, Theatre4Development. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.