MaathuKathe/Conversations: Anuja Ghosalkar: The Reading Room | June 23, 2017

Join us for a performance project, The Reading Room, by theatre practitioner and writer, Anuja Ghosalkar on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 07:00 PM. In the performance, the audience reads letters, some curated and others from their personal collections.

The curated correspondence of provocative, unknown, famous and strange letters cover diverse subjects from the emergency, communism, espionage, shipping and science, to a letter shared between a father and son, and another, from a war.

Come for this unique evening of performance-armed with your letters and enthusiasm.
You don't have to be a great reader. You don't have to be a great writer. You only have to bring a letter, you sent or received. Or a letter you wrote but did not post. Or a letter you wish to send but want to read aloud, before sending it.

Please note that entry to the event is strictly by prior registration only. If you would like to read a letter and be a part of this experience write to Anuja Ghosalkar at

Friday | June 23, 2017 | 07:00 PM
The IFA office, 'Apurva', Ground Floor, No 259, 4th Cross,
RMV 2nd Stage, 2nd Block, Bangalore - 560094
Ph: 91-80-23414681/2/3
(For directions please click here)

It is a performance where there is no distinction between the audience and performer- the audience IS the performer. It creates a fragile and intimate space where strangers read letters close to their hearts, without judgement, and leave, carrying a part of these diverse worlds with them. It seeks to see what happens when letters from personal collections are read with ones from the public domain. As the description of the piece says, "Listen. Read. Leave."

Anuja is an actor, writer and director based in Bangalore. Drama Queen, her Documentary theatre company uses personal histories & archives to extend the idea of theatre to make audacious work. In the past, Anuja has worked as a programme officer at India Foundation for the Arts, at Experimenta, and in film research with Rosie Thomas of University of Westminster. She worked in curating, writing and teaching cinema for several years. Through a Sarai grant, she documented the oral narratives of her grandfather, the oldest living make-up artist in India. As an artist-in-residence at Art Lab Gnesta, Sweden she wrote Lady Anandi, her debut performance that travelled extensively across India. She is an Arthink South Asia fellow for 2017-18.