Posheeda - 2019
Playwright - Kiran Pavaskar
Direction - Kiran Pavaskar
Ankita Chavan Arpita Srivastava Bhawana Munjal Chinmay Munghate Dinesh Kadam Eknath Gite Gaurav Kale Gunjan Saini Kanchan Khilare Krishna Navale Nishad Bhoir Pratiksha Asgaonkar Prateek Mulay Saish Sakhare Sarthak Kulkarni Shalu Soni Siddharth Bhaviskar Shivam Singh Shubham Singh Swapriya Sharma Agarwal
Lyrics and Composition: Devendra Ahirwar
Light Design and Operation: Navnath
Costume Design: Namrata Kandalgaonkar
Poster Design: Kiran Pavaskar and Sanchi Jiwane
Adaptation from the book "Kitne Hindustan" compiled and edited by Dr.Fanish Singh.
Acknowledgements: Bhishma Sahani, Kamaleshwar, Khwaja Abbas, Swananda Kirkire, Deepa Pavaskar, Sandeep Pavaskar and Karishma Pavaskar Written and Directed by Kiran Pavaskar Co-Produced by Kirdaar Arts Foundation and Unmask Studios.
“MY FAMILY NEVER CROSSED THE BORDERS, THE BORDERS CROSSED US.”
Posheeda means INVISIBLE in Urdu. This play is a compilation of such invisible stories from the book “Kitne Hindustan” (Editor - Dr. Fanish Singh) and few known facts and interpretations of traumatic experiences of the lives that had been selectively crushed, shattered, lost and ignored in the history of 1947 India-Pakistan Partition whose effects have been suffered till today.
80 mins production talks about the stories, real life incidents and short stories , portrays the bitterness, melancholy and tragedy of each character that are either lost in their past or where present seems blurred. This piece had demanded tremendous work on the Psycho-Physical Realism and Movement Theatre direction to understand the core of the incidents and stories, that have been stitched together to connect and present the stories of Partition with the similar milieu.
Stories of Conflict and Separation.