- 13 Aug 14
Dublin has just been witness to a piece of revolutionary theatre that has the potential to go down in the history of modern sexual politics as a game-changer.
Nirbhaya is an award-winning play sparked by the appallingly violent gang rape and murder of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh Pandey on a Delhi bus in 2012. During its two-week run in The Pavilion in Dun Laoghaire, word spread like wildfire of standing ovations night after night. It quickly became apparent that Nirbhaya – which bears witness to the actors’ own stories of sexual abuse and violence – was generating a wave of healing for the sexual wounds in our own individual and collective psyches.