Jatinga | bAKEHOUSE

june 9 - 24

Written by Purva Naresh

world premiere

Runaway girls can never let go of their courage.

Following the critically acclaimed, sold-out success of The Laden Table, bAKEHOUSE presents the world premiere of JATINGA. From the slums of Mumbai to the tribal regions of India's North and the Red Corridor in the East, JATINGA follows 5 girls trying desperately to change the course of their lives. 

Commissioned by bAKEHOUSE from award-winning Hindi playwright Purva Naresh, JATINGA is an epic and magical new play - a breathtaking journey into the heart of India itself.

Director Suzanne Millar, Dramaturg John Harrison, Assistant Director Michael Dean, Lighting Design Benjamin Brockman, Composer & Sound Designer Nate Edmondson, Stage Manager Andrew McMartin, Sound Op Yael Crishna

With Sapna Bhavnani, Faezeh Jalali, Suz Mawer, Monroe Reimers, Trishala Sharma, Teresa Tate Britten, Karina Bracken, Jarrod Crellin, Amrik Tumber, Bali Padda, Sheila Kumar, Claudette Clark.

JATINGA has been invited to launch the prestigious Centre Stage Festival of new work at the National Centre of Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai in November 2017.

Jatinga is a bAKEHOUSE commission, a part of a broader project of arts and social justice in Kamathipura, Mumbai. It has grown out of workshops and developments that Suzanne Millar has been running in Mumbai since 2014.  The first draft was written in Hindi by Purva Naresh, and developed by bAKEHOUSE in Mumbai 2015 - 2016. bAKEHOUSE worked with our Indian-Australian cast and our company dramaturg in Sydney 2016 - 2017 to arrive at the final English translation.

Our season at KXT is the world premiere.

This production was made possible with a grant from the Seaborn Broughton & Walford Foundation.

Please note that due to the arrangement of the theatre and the intimacy of the space, there is a lockout policy in place on all shows at KXT. Latecomers are not permitted to enter during the performance and there are no refunds/exchanges with regards to latecomers.

Please contact info@kingsxtheatre.com with any issues.