Over years of developing a practice around devised theatre, Ruwanthie de Chickera came to love the act of faith which requires one to step out of the way and allow for the story which needs to emerge, to emerge.
In this chapter de Chickera examines three plays devised with Sri Lankan casts during the immediate post-war period (2009 – 2019). Having worked on all these plays, something that struck her was that somehow, in the pursuit of these plays, while the artists thought they were creating one story, another story got told. Sometimes in addition to the story pursued. Sometimes in spite of it.
Author: Ruwanthie de Chickera