Stories are of so many different types. There are some that love to be read quietly, some that demand to be read out loud and others that compel you to go out there and perform them. The stories of Sadat Hasan Manto belong to the third kind.
So, Quiver Productions sat down with Literature Alive and wondered how it'd be if a couple of stories of this great writer are performed by their own Kafeel Jafri and Nishu Dikshit. The result is this show that you're reading about.
Kafeel Jafri is a Bangalore based theatre artist, poet, and translator. He has done close to 50 shows of various plays across Bangalore, with Chidiyon ka Pinjra, Satellite City, Yogi and the Dancer, and Manto Ki Kahaaniyan being a few of them. Born and brought up in Lucknow, Kafeel studied and learned the famous Lucknowi language and culture through mehfils, mushairas and other literary events. He is the founder of Bangalore based theatre and literary group 'Literature. Alive', which aims to bring literature, prose and poetry to the stage as a performance.
Nishu Dikshit is an Actor, Director, Producer and a performance artist.
She runs Quiver Productions and is lead producer/performer/director for Theatrical and Digital content.
She loves tea. Very much.
She's an engineer by training and worked with Deloitte post her MBA before turning full time actor.
She has performed in various cities in India and has 4 on-going shows online as host and actor.
And Again, She loves tea enough for it to warrant a place in this list twice.