Samuho is a queer-feminist theatre troupe based in Kolkata. After watching their play Atho Hidimba Kotha, Pride and Prejudice host Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to its members. Samuho’s plays are written from the perspective of the marginalised, with an anti-casteist, feminist and queer lens. This particular play tells the story of Hidimba, Bheem’s ‘demon’ wife in Mahabharata. In their performance, the cast made of women and non-binary actors play characters irrespective of gender.
In this episode, we hear from Titas Dutta, founder-member and director who plays Hidimba; Nabadeepa Ghosh, founder-member who plays Bheem; Sudakshina Chowdhury, founder-member who plays Kunti; and Adrij Basu who has recently joined the group.
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