1 Aug 2021

The Kama Sutra offers help to the South Asian community

From Standing Room Only, 1:32 pm on 1 August 2021
Shriya Bhagwat

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Playwright and director Shriya Bhagwat is tackling the taboo topic of sex in the South Asian community in her first full-length play The Kamasutra Chronicles.

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. 

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