The premise is simple: can the Kamasutra, through its creator's muse Vasant, help a Kiwi-Indian couple whose marriage is falling apart?
Patralekhika Productions, the company Shriya has co-founded, is presenting the work in Auckland.
The hope is that The Kamasutra Chronicles will kick-start conversations about sex and self-empowerment. Lynn Freeman talks to Shriya, who's also a published poet and short story writer, and to one of her actors, Gemma Jayde Naidoo.
The Kamasutra Chronicles premieres on the 24th of August at Auckland's Basement Theatre.