Komola Collective stages a series of shows of Birangona

Cultural Correspondent
A scene from Birangona.

A scene from Birangona.

The UK-based theatre troupe Komola Collective is visiting Dhaka to stage a series of shows of Birangona, a play which reveals the story of a birangona (war heroine), women who were tortured by Pakistani invading army during the war of independence in 1971.
Directed by Filiz Ozcan and scripted by Samina Lutfa, the English play was based on the concept and research by Leesa Gazi, who is also the central performer. The play is an outcome of a research on 21 birangonas conducted by Komola Collective, a troupe dedicated to tell the untold stories of female sufferers in war.  The troupe already staged three shows of the production at the Gulshan Club, Central Shaheed Minar and at the National Museum Auditorium respectively on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
It will also be staged at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today, at the Mansur Hall in Sirajgonj on December 26 and at the Theatre Institute Chattagram on December 30.

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