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V Day 2018: PatriANARCHY

20 March 2018 Posted by No Comment

This Easter Sunday, Grassrooted presents V Day 2018 PatriANarchy – a look at how our patriarchal values continue to inflict violence on us in Sri Lanka. Like previous years, The performances are based on interviews, discussions and conversations with victims, survivors and perpetrators, and stories covered by the national press.

In 2018 V Day moves to aptly named Idea Hell @ 45/6 Alwis Place Colombo 3 (Near Bishop’s College Auditorium) – A renovated air conditioned warehouse that will allow for an improved audio-visual experience. This year we bring you stories around abortion, female genital cutting, naked pictures and shame, alcohol and women, sex work in the North, entitled misogynists, and gang rape.

As always, we look to laugh at how ridiculous we can be.

Tickets are priced at LKR 1000, with 25% off for students. Tickets will be available at the Barefoot Gallery from Friday the 16th of March 2018. Students please emailtrust@grassrooted.net to reserve your ticket.

Barefoot offers a 10% discount for all V Day 2018 ticket holders on purchases at the Barefoot Book Shop.

V Day 2018: PatriANarchy is suitable only for adults [18+].

April 1st, 7pm @ Idea Hell, Colombo 3

Written by Paba Deshapriya, Dharini Priscilla and Hans Billimoria.

Directed by Jith Pieris and Hans Billimoria

This year’s line up includes:

1 “Cardinal Sin” performed by Michael Holsinger

2 “This is Us” performed by Lihan Mendis

3 “The Shame Game” performed by Dharini Priscilla and Hidaayath Hazeer

4 “Me Too” performed by Indu Dharmasena

5 “Gang Bang Jang” performed by Dino Corera, Ravin Fernando, Upekha Daniel, Bhoomi Harendran, and Sachini Gnanapragasm

6 “Interpreter of Dreams” performed by Danu Innasithamby & Sharanya Sekeram

7 “Boobs Have Eyes” performed by Gehan Blok

8 “Saint Nick-less” performed by Michelle Herft and Dominic Keller

9 “Somarame” performed by Chitranga Kariyawasan, W Jayasiri, Anuruddha Fernando, Bimsara Premaratne, Pasan Ranaweera, Kapila Rasnayake, & Amila Rajapaksha

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