Smashing gender discrimination one theatre skit at a time


Muniya belongs to a group of six tribal women who are raising difficult and, at times, uncomfortable questions for people in remote villages of Bihar. They are powerful, they are confident and they are undaunted by large crowds.

They are part of a Theatre of the Oppressed nukkad and natak (street theatre) group. In this type of street theatre, which takes place in brief acts, if one of the characters is experiencing oppression in any way, the players or even the audience members can halt the performance.

As Muniya looks intently at the audience, even the men nod. One woman from the audience bravely walks up to the stage to narrate her own story of injustice related to the skit’s theme.

Source: Villages Square