The tribute will embody readings from his assortment of poems ‘Duniya Sabki’ and a rehearsed studying of ‘Machine’
Throughout these occasions after we are witnessing the inhuman therapy of migrant employees, Sujatha Balakrishnan, founder/director Theatre for Change, thought conducting a web-based occasion across the works of firebrand playwright Safdar Hashmi can be related.
Hashmi’s start anniversary was on April 12, and a tribute was deliberate then, however as a result of lockdown, the occasion will now be held on June 12 at 7 pm on the Fb web page and YouTube channel of Theatre for Change. The occasion is targeted on kids. “I at all times believed that kids have to be raised in an egalitarian setting,” says Sujatha. “The underlying precept for Theatre for Change is social criticism. We haven’t accomplished a lot political theatre. The occasion just isn’t message-oriented however an audio-visual deal with. A few of Hashmi’s poems are stuffed with enjoyable and frolic.”
The occasion will embody a rendition of Hashmi’s Hindi adaptation of Robert Browning’s The Pied Piper referred to as Bansuriwala from Hashmi’s assortment of poems Duniya Sabki by Zafer Mohiuddin, founding father of Kathputliyan theatre. Zafer says it is very important keep in mind Hashmi’s legacy. “He was a journalist and theatre character who was dedicated to employees’ rights. On the age of 34, he was crushed up and grievously injured, ultimately succumbing to his accidents whereas performing his play Halla Bol ( Increase your voice). Sujatha requested me to carry out Bansuriwala and I’ve recorded a video and despatched it to her. I believed over an attention-grabbing storytelling format of presenting it to kids.”
There will probably be two extra sections. The primary is a poetry studying from Duniya Sabki by actors and kids aged between 10 and 15. “We’ve 16 of them on board. The poems will not be preachy or like an ethical science session. The illustrations by Bindia Thapar and a few of them by Hashmi will relate and introduce kids to numerous social points in a enjoyable and intriguing method. Nevertheless, we’ve additionally ensured that the kids do their very own studying on Hashmi and develop a vital evaluation,” says Sujatha.
The second part features a rehearsed studying of the road play Machine, written by Hashmi and Rakesh Saksena. “Machine, which is a metaphorical illustration of a capitalistic financial system, is about exploitation of human labour which we’re witnessing as we speak with India’s migrant disaster. Impressed by a employee wrestle at a manufacturing unit in Ghaziabad, referred to as Herig India, the place six employees have been shot lifeless for asking for a small parking zone for his or her bicycles and a tiny bhatti (oven) to warmth their meals, the play is poetic, humorous, partaking and provoking with a powerful social message,” says Sujatha, including: “Machine has been devised by theatre actor Shatarupa Bhattacharyya, and the solid contains Arijit Srivatsava, Ankita Jain, Neha Mohanty, Avantika Gautam, Maulik Pandey and Srinivas Beesetty.”