Produced by Indian Ensemble
Written by Rahul Rai
Designed and directed by Abhishek Majumdar
Role Production Manager
#supernova, is the story of a young boy who is trafficked from eastern Uttar Pradesh in North India, and sold in Dubai. His online profile ‘#supernova’, suggests to his clientele that he is a good performer in the sex trade.
As his online profile and persona become significant to buyers and sellers, thereby reducing any chances of his return, his father gives up looking for him and a new client falls in love with him.
Based around the ethical and moral questions that trafficking and technology pose today, #supernova is a play in Bhojpuri and Hindi that examines how we live in a world where everything is available at one’s fingertips. Literally everything.
Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore – May 2017 | Theater Freiburg, Germany as part of the Human Trade Network – June 2017