design: sujai

past productions

agamemnon

PERFORMED AT THE SAKSHI ART GALLERY, WORLI, 17-18 FEBRUARY 2001

"Let's bow to the industrial theatre co. for making it relevant to us in its exciting, multi-layered, multi-media performance..."
SHANTA GOKHALE, THE SUNDAY TIMES

a suitable boy

RECORDED ON LOCATION IN PUNE, OCTOBER 2001
BBC RADIO 4's award-winning dramatization of Vikram Seth's novel, locally produced by the industrial theatre co.

"Magical."
RACHEL RADFORD, THE OBSERVER

hayavadana

PREMIERED AT THE HORNIMAN CIRCLE GARDENS, FORT, FEBRUARY 2002

"Imaginative use of space... the setting was almost magical... high calibre performances."
ARUNDHATI RAY, THE HINDU

manifestly false

PERFORMED AT THE PRITHVI THEATRE FESTIVAL, 10 NOVEMBER 2002

A devised performance piece based on the 12th-century Sanskrit 'Gita Govinda' and the work of the British playwright Howard Barker.

sexual perversity in chicago

PREMIERED AT MIKANOS, LANDMARC CITI, 3 AUGUST 2003

"Their summer hit..."
SRIKESH LAXMIDAS, MID-DAY

kaspar

PERFORMED AT THE LITTLE THEATRE, NCPA, 2 AUGUST 2003

A workshop performance of Peter Handke's avant-garde modernist classic

"8"

8 PERFORMANCES AT THE BAYSIDE CAFE, APOLLO BUNDER, SEPTEMBER 2003

"Most of us were simply too stunned to say anything... an evening of haunting theatre."
SHANTA GOKHALE, THE STATESMAN

the mrichhakatikaa

RECORDED ON LOCATION IN KHANDALA, NOVEMBER 2003
A 90-minute adaptation of Sudraka's 5th-century Sanskrit classic for BBC RADIO 3, locally produced by the industrial theatre co.

"A delight: accessible, enchanting, funny, ingeniously adapted... absolutely beautifully acted."
GILLIAN REYNOLDS, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

the trestle at pope lick creek

PREMIERED AT THE EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE, NCPA, 3 JANUARY 2004

"Hard hitting, fearless drama..."
SHRIKESH LAXMIDAS, MID-DAY

clogged arteries

PREMIERED AT THE PRITHVI THEATRE, JUHU, 9 APRIL, 2004

"A huge success with the audience."
ELIZABETH ROY, THE HINDU

molly sweeney

PREMIERED AT THE EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE, NCPA, 11 SEPTEMBER 2004

"The skilfully directed Molly Sweeney is an elegant and accomplished play, and recommended for viewing."
SONIA FALEIRO, TEHELKA

the maids

PREMIERED AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY FOR MODERN ART, KALAGHODA, 5 OCTOBER 2004

"Fascinating in its complexity... moving maddeningly fast between characters and phantasms."
SUBUHI JIWANI, TIME OUT MUMBAI

ursula

PREMIERED AT THE EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE, NCPA, 18 MARCH, 2005

Howard Barker's chilling masterpiece, produced by the industrial theatre co. in association with the British Council.

judgement

PREMIERED AT THE EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE, NCPA, 20 MAY, 2005

"... a sterling performance ... near-perfection ... breathtaking intensity."
ADITI KRISHNAN, DECCAN HERALD

VIDEO PROJECT: jian

THE FIRST 'JIAN' INSTALLATION WAS SET UP IN THE LOBBY OF THE PARK HOTEL, BANGALORE, JULY 16TH, 2005.

insulting the audience

A HAPPENING AT THE EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE, NCPA, 28 AUGUST 2005

"HIT - Just when you thought being a passive audience was passť, Rehaan Engineer roughed up audiences in his production 'Insulting the Audience'."
DNA - AFTER HRS "HIT OR HYPE?"

BLACKBIRD13

PREMIERED AT THE EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE, NCPA, 2 DECEMBER, 2005

A devised performance piece about language, constructed around Wallace Stevens' poem "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird".

fireface

PREMIERE SUPPORTED BY THE GOETHE-INSTITUT MAX MUELLER BHAVAN AT NCPA, 24 FEBRUARY, 2006

Part dystopian family portrait, part gruesome cartoon of adolescent rebellion, thwarted communication & sexual dysfunction [all this plus an obsessive heraklitus-reading arsonist...]

the secret love life of ophelia

PREMIERED AT PROJECT 88, COLABA, 29 JUNE 2006

Steven Berkoff's passionate rewriting of the Hamlet-Ophelia relationship.

man to man

PREMIERED AT GOETHE HALL, MAX MUELLER BHAVAN, 31 AUGUST 2006

TEJAL SHAH [video artist], JYOTI DOGRA [performer] and REHAAN ENGINEER [director] collaborate on Manfred Karge's monologue ["Jacke Wie Hose"].

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JUDITH

PREMIERED AT THE GODREJ DANCE ACADEMY, NCPA, DECEMBER 1 2006

Howard Barker's blistering re-examination of the Deuterocanonical Book of Judith.

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"THAT TIME / Sun sets for Sam"

INSTALLED AT PROJECT 88, COLABA, 30-31 MARCH 2007

A Theatrical Installation Piece based on 'That Time' by Samuel Beckett.

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VISIBLE MASS: a meghadutam scrapbook

PREMIERED AT THE ATTIC, NEW DELHI, 19 AUGUST 2007

A Video & Live Performance Piece based on Kalidasa's 'Meghadutam'. Commissioned by and Performed at 'The Monsoon Festival 2,' Delhi.

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A Number

INDIAN PREMIERE AT THE EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE, NCPA, 19 OCTOBER, 2007

Caryl Churchill's ferociously brilliant examination of family relationships and the nature of personal identity.

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The Way We Live Now

PERFORMED AT RANGA SHANKARA, BANGALORE, OCTOBER 23, 2007.

An intimate performance of Susan Sontag's classic short story about a man dying of AIDS.

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