STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: A mesmerising performance of a new play in Hindi “Mein Aurat Hoon” was staged here on Sunday at Natrang Studio Theatre in the weekly Sunday Theatre series.
The play was written by Manjul Bhardwaj and directed by Neeraj Kant Sharma.
Play out rightly rejects the thinking, greetings, traditions, beliefs and patriarchal Indian society and challenges it to accept its ‘Independent Human Existence’. The play does not look at the woman in the mirror of man’s equality but underlines the independent existence of a woman.
“Mein Aurat Hoon” is not a one-line story, but covers the different apathetical aspects relating to the sufferings of a woman, who is suffering from the ancient times within the family and in the society of course. Scenes of her suffering in the family as a girl child, as a woman beaten by her drunkard husband and facing the gender-based inequality, while educating a girl have been incorporated in the actual script of the play.
While acting in the play actors are exposed to the sensitivity of ‘gender equality’ and the audience is free from ‘gender biases, while watching the play. The play leaves a tremendous impact on the performers and the audience as well. Though the play is a unique solo-performance, but was efficiently designed and directed for ten artists and even more may be the part of this flexible eye-opener. This play is a concerted effort to sensitise the society in eradicating the issues related to gender inequality, violence against women and societal mindsets.
Natrang young artists who presented a wonderful performance included Meenakshi Bhagat, Kananpreet Kaur, Lovely Sharma, Riya Sharma, Brijesh Avtar Sharma, Sushant Singh Charak, Khushal Bhat, Kuldeep Angral and Ashish Thakur.
The lights of the play were designed and executed by Neeraj Kant, whereas the music was scored by Brijesh Avtar Sharma. The show was coordinated by Mohd Yaseen.