The Draupadi Project

Project Description:

The Draupadi Project

April 17 to 26, 2017 at The Theatre Centre

The Draupadi Project is a reimagining of the world-famous Indian epic, the Mahabharata – told from the point of view of an amazing woman. Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Draupadi Project takes us back in time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical. The piece is based in an exploration of the character of Draupadi from a contemporary perspective as her spirit is channeled through the character of a 19-year old girl who is on trial. Confined in a cell, the young woman wrestles with a multitude of voices, the futility of war and the role and status of a woman in today’s society.

The Draupadi Project is presented as part of the RISER Project, a collaborative producing model by Why Not Theatre, with the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council and the Government of Canada.




A Tamasha Arts Production Created and performed by Sharada Eswar, directed and dramturged by Karin Randoja, projection design by Melissa Joakim and stage management by Sasha Tate-Howarth.

For RISER Project: Production management by Deborah Lim, lighting design by Kaileigh Krysztofiak, publicity by FLIP Publicity (Carrie Sager), produced by Why Not Theatre (Ravi Jain, Owais Lightwala, Kelly Read).