RoopAroop by Unicorn Actors Studio (Delhi, India)

After an exceptional entrance, the actor led the audience to the auditorium, and the performance began. The performance revolved around a male actor performing as a female and a female, that is his potential successor at the job. Performed using the traditional Nautanki format originating from the northern part of India, the play made use of vibrant costumes and a very simplified yet unique set design. ‘Change is the only constant’ and so one must understand that the position one holds shall be taken by another. The performance threw light upon the very deep-rooted patriarchy through the theme that a female also needs to learn how to be a female by a male. It showed the three basic stages through which the street performers have developed; from the streets to the auditorium to the big screen.