‘RiP’ Is A Unique Solo Play On Women’s Liberation

Forplay Presents RIP – A Solo Play Designed and Performed by Savita Rani

RIP is about the liberation of an Indian woman from the clasps of an oppressive patriarchal and social system that restricts her from being herself. It takes off with a soliloquy of a woman who recalls personal experiences and incidences. She speaks about her man’s decision to travel, and her desire to accompany him so that she can get a chance to satiate her personal hunger to see the world. Her act to convince her man begins then. RIP moves forward through the woman’s narration of what all she sees and feels during her travel, including the places she visited and the people she met. During the journey she questions culture and social system. The performance is narrative, based on a significant amount of interaction with the audience, moving further accordingly. It opens up new dimensions and possibilities in performance and its form.

About the artist: Savita Rani is a graduate of National School of Drama with specialization in acting. She worked with eminent theatre personalities of India like Anuradha Kapur, Anamika Haksar, Tripurari Sharma, K.S.Rajendran, Abhilash Pillai, Suresh Anagali, Harish Khanna, Vivan Sundram, Roysten Abel, Khalid Tyabji, Jyoti Dogra etc. She travelled many countries and performed Dramas, Participated in many conferences, National and International theatre festivals and workshops. Currently she is pursuing her PhD in the Department of Performing Arts, Pondicherry University.

The play will be performed at Forplay, K C Joseph Road, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi on 16, 17th and 18th February 2017 at 7.30pm! Call 9895104765 for more details.