Ok Tata Bye Bye - a rehearsed reading
Two film makers from the UK set out to document the lives of rural Indian women who earn their money along the highway, delving into the unchartered territory of sex workers and truck drivers in a village where prostitution is legal.
Directed by Lyndsey Turner.
Purva Naresh is originally from Lucknow. She studied film production at the Film and Television Institute of India. She is also a Kathak dancer and percussionist. Her short film Asfaneh: Bai Se Bioscope Tak has received a number of awards. She co-wrote and directed the musical play Preth which premiered at the NCPA Centrestage Festival and her short play Aabodana has performed widely as part of Rage Theatreâ€™s One on One Season. She took part in the Royal Court/Rage Theatre 2010/2011 workshops for which she has written her latest play Ok Tata Bye Bye which was performed in Hindi at the Writers Bloc Festival in January 2012.
“Watch the video”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dkX1uoZlc:new-window with playwright Purva Naresh talking about his play, when it was performed as part of the Writers BlocFestival in Mumbai.
Ok Tata Bye Bye is part of the “New Plays from India”: www.royalcourttheatre.com/season/new-plays-from-india:new-window season.
International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project
With additional support from The Charles Wallace India Trust
New Plays from India is developed in collaboration with Rage Productions, Mumbai with support from the British Council
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