Shakuntala (Screening of Dramatised Reading)Organised by: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: Brown Voices
An ordinary woman, Shaku, is constantly taken for granted and forgotten by her family and friends. When an enigmatic artist wants to use her as a model for a portrait of the legendary Shakuntala, Shaku is filled with new purpose and joy.
Soon, it comes to light that both artist and model have strange connections to the story of Shakuntala, and the tragedies of the original Shakuntala just might revisit her current-day namesake.
This dramatised reading was filmed in the Esplanade Annexe Studio and it is being screened digitally, in place of the live performance which was cancelled due to COVID-19.