Can and able

Oct 16, 2013, 01:18 IST | Ruchika Kher

Come November 8, and theatre personality Zubin Driver will launch Pundalik Arts Traffic Jam, a festival that showcases performances by artistes from different socio-economic backgrounds on the same stage

To break barriers and to create a confluence of artistes from different backgrounds, theatre personality Zubin Driver will be organising Pundalik Arts Traffic Jam, a one-day festival that will serve as a platform for street kids and the differently-abled to perform with professional theatre actors.

Members of the Euroble team rehearsing for their performances

“The Pundalik Arts Traffic Jam is a unique initiative that creates a new equitable space in the city. Marginalised groups and prominent theatre professionals will perform in the same space. This is just the beginning, we want to do this every quarter and expand the platform into more days, power-packed with workshops and interactions,” says Driver.

Children from Tapori theatre group during rehearsal

The event will witness different groups of people performing one after the other, jumping genres and intersecting art forms seamlessly. The vision behind the event is to create an inclusive and creative space that is open to all and is evolving.

Tapori, a street theatre group, which is based in a slum in Bandra (E), will be part of the festival with over 30 youngsters in the age group between 16 and 22 years participating in the event. Euroble team, which consists of the differently-abled, will also be seen performing a piece. Pieces from four of Driver’s previous plays will be put together as a singular act. These include Mumbai Vs Mumbai, Sati, Devi and The Flight of the Superpower.

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