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Theatre Counteract is a newly-formed Bangalore-based banner led by Vivek V. Narayan. Based out of Bangalore, Theatre Counteract aims to create socially-relevant progressive performances which offer audiences memorable experiences that are, at once, enjoyable and thought-provoking. As the name suggests, we seek to create work that counteracts regressive dominant discourses. 


Our current production is a physical theatre performance based on the Bangalore Plague of 1898:
PESTILENCES. It is inspired by Albert Camus's The Plague in his birth centenary year. This production has been devised and performed by Abhijit Pakrashi, Apoorva Arthur, Ashiqa Salvan, Naren Iyer, Niren Saldanha, Prashant Das, Sumanth Gopi, Syed Kazmi and Venkat Ravichander. The team includes Shubhra Nayar handling costume design and Kishor Bhat researching the history of the Bangalore Plague of 1898. 


Our first production under the Theatre Counteract banner,
AN ARRANGEMENT OF SHOES, tried to contextualize the lives of individuals within the larger discourse of cultural marginalisation. This production featured an experienced team including Anitha Santhanam, Abhishek Majumdar, Kelvin Thomson, Mohammed Mustafa, Chanakya Vyas, Abhijit Pakrashi and Syed Ali Kazmi. 

CURRENT PRODUCTION: PESTILENCES


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Theatre Counteract presents : 
PESTILENCES
A physical theatre performance by Theatre Counteract based on the Bangalore Plague of 1898
Inspired by Albert Camus's THE PLAGUE. 

Supported by the Alliance Francaise, Bangalore 
- 8pm, Friday, 16 November 2012 
- 6pm, Saturday-Sunday, 17-18 November 2012 
- Alliance Francaise, Bangalore (near Cunningham Road) 

FREE PASSES available at the venue on show days 

DEVISED & PERFORMED BY Abhijit Pakrashi, Apoorva Arthur, Ashiqa SalvanNaren Iyer, Niren Saldanha, Prashant DasSumanth GopiSyed KazmiVenkat Ravichander

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Vivek V. Narayan

COSTUMES DESIGNED BY Shubhra Nayar 
RESEARCHED BY Kishor Bhat 

POSTER DESIGNED BY Anupama Nalinakshan

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