Produced by Bhasha Centre for Jawahar Kala Kendra
Written and directed by Abhishek Majumdar
Role Production Manager
The plot follows characters Ashrafi and Bilal who are orphaned siblings stranded and defined by the troubles in Kashmir. 18-year-old Bilal is the pride of the region and belongs to a teenage football team set for great heights. However, he is pushed to the limits by the violence surrounding him. Haunted by hope and his sister caught in the past, Bilal is torn between escaping the myths of the war and the cycles of resistance.
The play interweaves true stories and testimonies with Islamic storytelling. It also paints a portrait of a generation of radicalised children and a beautiful landscape lost to conflict.
Krishnayan, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur – 18 February 2019; The second performance was cancelled amid protests. | G5A, Bombay – May 2019 | Prithvi Theatre, Bombay – August 2019 | Ranga Shankara Festival, Bangalore – November, 2019 | Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa – December, 2019 | International Theatre Festival of Kerala, Thrissur – January 2020