interview with Arjun Raina
you go about evolving your style of theatre, combining Indian and western
I don’t consciously seek any
difference between any notion of Indian and western. All my work comes
from me and is a very essential part of me. It is my expression. If there
are separate elements to be seen within it, then they exist within me.
work for The Other Festival seems to reflect political and socially sensitive
issues. What triggered an interest in this subject?
My father was a naxalite when
I was a child. Political consciousness is a return to childhood for me.
And for an artist, childhood is the real trigger to creativity.
do you wish to convey through this work?
All workers in Indian call centers
must have their own names. It is critical to their sense of self and identity.
run the risk of being termed didactic or militant when they take up social
or environmental issues? Your comments.
If the artist is really serious
and possessed by the subject, this is an irrelevant concern.
good or lacking in the current theatre scenario in India?
More of my performances!!!!