2003 - India
untitled women number one
In untitled women number one, two women who are absolutely still throughout the play, talk about their relationships, their past and future. A highly exploratory play, the text is very opaque - the audience is given snatches of conversations/dialogue with long moments of silence in between. The dialogue makes no obvious reference to the two women's relationship. The audience is left to decide whether the actors are playing a range of characters, or just one character; whether time is moving forwards or backwards. The actors go through a rollercoaster of emotions - one minute they could be shouting and in pain, and the next they are serene, and the very next they are crying. Yet, throughout, they do not move at all. The text makes references to gender, quoting stories about women and talking about sexuality, but ultimately the play transcends its very title in its portrayal of pain, death and interdependence.