July 19, 20 at 8pm.
July 21 at 3pm and 6.30pm.
For 16 years and older only.
An intensely passionate love story that weaves romance, art, adulation, love affairs, infidelity, heart-break, loneliness, bisexuality, courage and most importantly, utter madness. This solo performance is a riveting account of the art and life of one of the most luminous painters of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo. Her obsessive love for the revolutionary painter, Diego Rivera feeds into her art. Or is it the other way around?
My Diego, My Art is Mi Amor’s holds-no-barred take on Frida Kahlo’s lust for life, her uncompromising honesty in art and her effrontery towards a life-threatening accident, numerous surgical interventions on her body, and several abortions, all handled like a true-blue Mexican, who mocks life’s situations, including death. She arrives at a philosophical compromise that everything is ephemeral except her all-consuming love for Diego. Her story reeks of undaunted optimism, unfolding with dollops of Hispanic music, as well as dance and poetry straight from her personal diary.
About Mi Amor
Mi Amor was born out of sheer love for art. Their strife as artists is to test limits, push boundaries and evolve interpretations of life’s experiences, stories of people and the dynamic world around, through the wholesome engagement of the mind, body and soul. By constantly experimenting and breaking conventions in expression through prose, music, body movement and voice culture, Mi Amor aims for the evolution of artistic sensibility, to attain self-realisation as creative individuals. Driven by art and exploration, they are keen to travel and engage with artists with similar destinations, across the universe.
About the playwright
Sindhu Murthy, a former journalist with print and broadcast media, and an alumnus of Stella Maris College, where she acquired a Masters degree in International Studies, gave it all up for the love of theatre and wrote her first play, drawing inspiration from Frida Kahlo’s tumultuous life. An actor trained under Habib Tanvir, currently training in Hindustani classical music, Sindhu is most at peace when on stage. She has been a part of theatrical productions such as Habib Tanvir’s Jin Lahore Nahin Dekhya, as a part of his Sadhbhavana Yatra, Habib Tanvir’s Charandas Chor, Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage, Girish Karnad’s Yayati, Kalidasa’s Shakuntala, Fritz Karinthy’s Refund, Kijima Hajime’s Sukitorime, TP Kailasam’s Brahmin’s Curse, amongst others. Her other interests include psychology, blogging, travel, books and painting. She is currently working on her first book that digs into the psyche of women who are swamped in complex relationships.
About the director
K.R. Omkar is a theatre director, designer and actor trainer. He is an alumnus of National School of Drama, New Delhi, with a specialiaation in Direction & Design. He is also a former student of Ninasam, Heggodu. He has directed plays in various languages. His productions include Mukkam Post Bombilwadi, Adhey Adhure, Refund, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Andha Yug, Charandas Chor, A Doll’s House, and The Cherry Orchard. As an actor, he has been involved with productions such as Mahanirvan, Bhoota, Chandragupta, Good Woman of Setzuan, Bidesia, Crime and Punishment, Antiyon Ka Taikhana, Taj Mahal, Romeo & Juliet, Katha Chaupal, Three Penny Opera and so on. Besides, he has worked as designer in various capacities for several plays. He adapted R.K. Narayan’s A Tiger for Malgudi to the stage, and translated and directed Paresh Mokashi’s Mukkam Post Bombilwadi for Ninasam Tirugata. He is currently based in Mumbai.
If theatre is his soul, cubing is his passion. He is an accomplished cuber, who trains cubing aspirants across all ages. A vagabond by nature, he indulges in travel, reading and music.
Cast and Crew
With Sindhu Murthy
Set and Properties: Mithila Baindur
Photography and Publicity: Ravi Kaushik
Direction and Design: K.R. Omkar
Out of respect for performers and audience, Jagriti does not admit latecomers, and is unable to issue refunds. 16 years and older only.