Directed by Anurupa Roy Produced by The Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust
Stories about a petty thief driven by luck and love, a slave girl is torn between her master and his mortal enemy, and a misanthrope drawn into strange duplicity, must all be brought to vivid life by a princess trying to save her own.
The Nights revisit and reimagine tales that have been told across centuries to listeners in various contexts: as exotic entertainment sold at markets, moral fables told to children, and as chronicles of the continuing dream and desire for power. At its heart, it pulls us into the inner chamber of Scheherazade, our storyteller who must enchant her captor and muse across the stretch of a thousand and one nights so she can be a survivor and a witness.
Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust
The Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust is a Delhi-based puppet theatre company which began in 1998. Since then, creating a rigorous training system for puppeteers has been a key focus for the group. In absence of a puppet school or courses to train professional puppeteers in India, Katkatha conducts intensive short courses and workshops in puppet techniques, supporting interns who learn by following the work of the company.