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Rural Women’s Theatre Workshop

GEN Auroville and Pitchandikulam hosted a two day workshop on the 1st-2nd  July 2016 for a group of fifteen mostly married women from neighbouring villages around Nadukuppam, Tamil Nadu.

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One half of the group worked at Amirtha and the other at Meera, both social enterprises that have emerged from Pitchandikulam Forest’s work at Nadukuppam, a village in Auroville’s bioregion.

]The intention was to explore through Theatre of the Oppressed games and activities what it means to live as a woman in the rural Indian context, trying to unravel the narratives, the thought patterns and societal constructions of gender culminating in a forum play for the larger community.

It was faciliated by Ms. Afshan Mariam, a psychologist working in education using tools of drama, farming and mindfulness.

To see more about the workshop and its outcomes, please see here. Soul of Women workshop.pdf