Mallika Taneja’s Thoda Dhyaan Se is set to be performed at Mumbai’s Sitara Studio on Mar 10, as part of a special programme commemorating International Women’s Day. Last year, she completed a seven-show whirlwind tour in September. Here are some glimpses from those outings.
All photographs are by Punit Reddy. Click on any photograph to activate a slideshow.
The first show was at a suburban apartment; the painting was by one of the hosts.
An all-male show saw a reasonable turnout.
Using book-shelves and drying racks, whatever was handy.
The entrance to the space served as the performance area.
Freshly pressed and smelling sweet, seven shows to go.
The presswala outside the Mumbai Assembly had a field day.
The bar was closed for service, but provided balcony seating after a kind.
The upstairs loft at Barking Deer, a microbrewery in Lower Parel.
Waiting for the signal before she enters her hideout.
Students of the Drama School attended this staging.
A post-show discussion at the Mumbai Assembly.
The gracious Niti Sampat-Patel hosted us at her Karjat space, Tara.
A performance in full flow at the show organized by Theatre on the Rocks.
60 km from Mumbai, still a packed living-room in salubrious Karjat.
Contemplating a new space.