‘Reclaiming the margins’ is the theme of ITFoK: Rajiv Krishnan / THE HINDU / JANUARY 20, 2018
‘Reclaiming the margins’ is the theme of ITFoK: Rajiv Krishnan Says plays chosen after debates and discussions
‘Reclaiming the margins’, the focal theme of the 10th edition of the International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK) itself was tricky, says theatre person Rajiv Krishnan, one of the three directors of the festival.
“Marginalised is more of a top-down definition. Margins can often be powerful areas of action and articulation, where new ideas, art, performances, and landscape come to life. For that matter, theatre itself is a marginalised art form,” he says.
Lots of issues are overlooked in the mainstream. It is important to bring those kind of issues to public attention, said Mr. Krishnan, the Chennai-based director who made critically acclaimed plays including How to Skin a Giraffe, which was part of the ITFoK in 2015.