Mumbai Mirror, Thursday, February 7, “Sense and Sensuality” Kissa Yoni Ka, the Hindi avatar of Vagina Monologues manages to walk. Kissa Yoni Ka: What The Vagina Monologues Mean In Hindi. By Lauren O’Neal. January 30th, As reports of the utterly horrifying rape and death of a. kissa yoni ka – The air was filled with the hushed voices of women in the theatre. Many were reluctant to attend the staging of ‘Kissa Yoni Ka’.

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Toggle navigation Register Login. Kissa Yoni Ka premiered in January In one, a husband injured his wife while shaving her vagina with a blade; in another case, a young girl was shunned upon as her menstruation cycle set in. Written By Maitri Porecha. The mood slowly transformed as the stage was set on fire by five actors, joni Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal and Dolly Thakore. The language walks the tightrope skillfully, avoiding the pitfalls of titillation and vulgarity.

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This play has spawned two global movements: Register a workshop View all workshops. We see the vagina as embodying the spirit of woman, the essence of womankind. But not all the actors take to it comfortably. But after a young actress baulked at saying “vagina” on stage, Mahabanoo cast her friend Dolly Thakore, who recommended Avantika Akerkar.

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The question itself is simple, and answers spring up instantly as they emerge from histories of neglect, repression, abuse, mutilation, child-birth and surgical interventions. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: As the minute play progressed, suppressed whispers of the women transformed into loud laughter.

Working on this play has kisa life-altering for its cast. The air was filled with the hushed voices of women in the theatre.

Get theatre updates in your inbox subscribe to Mumbai Theatre Guide weekly updates. This site uses cookies. Those of us who think that the secret to empowerment and even sexuality lies in the mind and not the vulva might find the play taking itself too seriously at times.

Not long ago, government authorities in Chennai tried to stop ja performance, saying it would create law and order problems. If a vagina could speak, what would it say?

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The language, the ref. Predictably, the play takes the audience through ak vagina nomenclature, which reads like a grocery list, and then flirts with the surrounding paraphernalia – the oyni, the hair, the menses, the taboos, and the fears that surround intimacy and contact.


These pics of Ajay Devgn and Kajol’s daughter Nysa are too alluring to miss! There is one lesbian encounter played out in rosy details. Watching the sexual abuse scene on stage brought her a sense of closure.

The play then proceeds to bolder themes.

The Vagina Monologues, written by Ensler after speaking to women, has evoked strong reactions. The play deeply touched Sunita D’Souza, 29, a Dharavi resident. Poor-box recently launched a programme where they staged the play for Class 10 and Class 12 students of a Mumbai school and conducted workshops, and Kaizaad hopes to stage performances for the armed forces and in Parliament.

The play is neither preachy nor vulgar. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Theatre Workshops Production oriented acting workshop by nsd graduates Discover the star course at Crafters. Sunita was married off as a child and delivered a child at After the first ever performance, the audience was silent for a moment.