Peace Theatre on 21st Sept 09 at the Fourth Annual Peace Day Festival

Kriti team

invites you for


at the Fourth Peace Day Festival

:Interpretations of Peace and Conflict

7 pm onwards, on 21st September 2009

@ Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre

Lodi Road, New Delhi

About Caliban: Also About Colombo

......a Hamara Shakespeare Fest'09 outreach

a play by the students of Loyola College, Chennai

in association with the Prakriti Foundation

Direction and design: Parnab Mukherjee

Principal Texts: Peter Handke, Edward Kamau Braithwaite, William Shakespeare, Sumathy and a collage of works from Jaffna poets

Synopsis: Who or what is a Caliban? Our play is not just a re-working of a Shakespeare classic treated with a collage of texts but a voyage to find Caliban amongst the dissident map in India and Sri Lanka.

All over these countries we are identifying "traitors." Traitors like people who legally question the government on the murder of Lasantha Wickeramatunge; like people who question the years of developmental apathy that led to the multiple flashpoints in Lalgarh and Nandigram; like editors who are shot dead in the north-east of India with an alarming regularity; like marginal voice arguing about the internment of 280,000 Tamils who are languishing in relief camps in the north and east of Serendip, like people who question the wrist-cutting barbarity in Kalinganagar, like poets waging war against aesthetics in claustrophobic set-ups where religion is invoked as a convenience to shoot down any artistic

The play identifies Calibans and tries to reclaim the Tempest for him.

This festival is open for all! Celebrating 10 years of Kriti team’s expressions for social change!

Other programmes include:

Panel Discussion on Manufacturing Peace, 19th September, 7.00 pm onwards @Amaltas, IHC

Peace Reels: Documentaries: The Lament of Niyamraja by Surya Shankar Dash; Damaged by Subrat Kumar Sahu; and Gaon Chhodab Nahin by KP Sasi, 22nd September, 7.00 pm onwards @Stein Auditorium, IH

Peace exhibition of books, films and more

This is an independently organised festival with venue support from India Habitat Centre.

Contact: 011-26027845/ 26033088/ 9350850820