Jatinga

Theatre, Drama Kings Cross Hotel , Potts Point Friday June 9 2017 - Saturday June 24 2017
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Jatinga
Photograph: Mansoor Noor
Trishala Sharma

This new play explores the intergenerational cycle of prostitution in India, through the story of five young women trying to escape it

Jatinga is a small village in the Assam province of northeast India, famous because of an unusual annual phenomenon of ‘mass suicide’ by migrating birds.

This new work by Indian playwright Purva Naresh, which takes the town as its namesake, follows five girls trying to change the course of their lives. It came out of a workshop collaboration between Bakehouse Theatre’s Suzanne Miller and the Apne Aap Women’s Collective in Kamathipura, which works with the daughters of local sex workers to create pathways out of the intergenerational cycle of prostitution.

Bakehouse will premiere the play, with Miller directing a massive cast: Sapna Bhavnani, Faezeh Jalali, Suz Mawer, Monroe Reimers, Trishala Sharma, Teresa Tate, Karina Bracken, Sheila Kumar, Amrik Tumber, Bali Padda, Claudette Clark, Charlie Vaux and Sri Sacdpraseuth.

Venue name: Kings Cross Hotel
Contact:
Address: 244-248 William St
Kings Cross
2011
Opening hours: Daily noon-late
Price: $25-$35
Event website: http://www.kingsxtheatre.com/jatinga
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