Actors as activists

Poor-Box Productions’ The Vagina Monologues enters its 22nd year with a staging in Gujarati to continue its crusade against violence towards women
Farrokh Jijina

A score and a year ago thespian Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal brought to this country a new play, The Vagina Monologues (TVM), conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all women have the right to speak about their bodies. The script of the play by American playwright V (formerly known as Eve Ensler) was based on 200 interviews she did with women all over the world. Since 2003 Mody-Kotwal, actor, director and producer, along with her son, co-producer and co-director Dr Kaizaad Kotwal, has staged 1,000+ performances in about 15 cities of the award-winning play in English and Hindi. "It......

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