Nireeksha Play Productions

Our play productions emerge out of our search for a new aesthetics for women’s theatre. Nireeksha produces plays that are feminist in concept, are scripted and directed by women and have women telling their stories.

Pravaachaka

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Pravaachaka is the retelling of the myth of Cassandra-the Greek prophetess whose words were not believed.

Supported by the Production Grant from the Ministry of Culture, GOI.
Produced in 2007.
Participated in many National & regional Theatre Festivals including Bharat Rang mahotsav 09, Dakshin Natyotsav 09, National Theatre Festival by I & PRD, GOK, Surasu Festival etc.
Won best actress award in the Amateur Drama Competition organised by Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi in 2007-08.

  • Playwright - Rajarajeswari
  • Direction - Sudhi Devayani

Aanungal illatha Pennungal

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Based on the novella Women without Men by Iranian author Shahrnush Parsipur.

Produced in 2010 supported by the Production Grant from Ministry of Culture, GOI.
Won awards for best direction and best make up in the Amateur Drama Competition organised by Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi.
Participated in ITFOK 2010 and Natyotsav 2011 organised by Government of Goa.

  • Playwright - Rajarajeswari
  • Direction - Sudhi Devayani

The Troll

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The Troll is about a woman whose identity gets enmeshed with her ID in a SNS

Initially produced in 2011 and performed at the Department of Gandhian Thoughts and Studies under the M.G University.
Redesigned in 2012 with support from The Production Grant from Ministry of Culture, GOI.

  • Script - Rajarajeswari E
  • Direction - Sudhi Devayani

Echo of the Day

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A Solo performance produced in collaboration with Gowri Arts and Daffodils

An eco-feminist production in which Art echoes Art.
Based on the paintings and poems by Sajitha Sankar.
Produced in 2010.
Participated in the National Theatre Festival organised by I & PRD, GOK in the year 2011.

  • Script - Rajarajeswari E
  • Direction - Sudhi Devayani

Kudiyozhikal

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Kudiyozhikal is the dramatisation of the famous poem of the same name by the well known Malayalam poet Vyloppilly Sreedhara Menon

Produced in 2005, this play was an artistic achievement with the text and design from a women’s perspective.

  • Script - Rajarajeswari
  • Direction - Sudhi Devayani

Nizhalukalude Manam

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travels through the memories of a mother and daughter whose thoughts intersect across time and space

The play opened for the short play competition of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi held in 2012 and won the third place for presentation.
Scripted and directed by Rajarajeswari , the play brought director Sudhi Devayani to stage along with Aswathy Chand

  • Script - Rajarajeswari
  • Direction - Rajarajeswari

Punar-Jani

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Punar-Jani is the latest play by Nireeksha

This play is a travelogue of a different kind, a woman travels into the stories of three women who get killed under circumstances that only women have to face.
She takes the place of the women who are killed trying to change the stories

  • Script & Songs - Rajarajeswari
  • Direction - Sudhi Devayani

Polika Parava

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Produced in 2013

Based on the script generated from the Play writing Workshop for women supported by NSD RRC

  • Script - Rajarajeswari
  • Direction - Sudhi Devayani

Current Productions

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Punar-Jani
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Nizhalukalude Manam
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Troll

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