Working Title 2.0
Working Title 2.0 thrives on the endless creative debates that stem from young and passionate opinions originating from every corner of India. Their twin during CTW was 10p Mix Up from Manchester.
Working Title 2.0 is the vibrant and emerging youth wing of a theatre company that has, for over a decade, pushed the boundaries consistently of Indian stagecraft.
They thrive on the endless creative debates that stem from young and passionate opinions originating from every corner of India. Their work includes Once Upon A Tiger – an original text that focused on the precarious fate of the Indian tiger.
As part of the application process for Contacting the World, they collaborated with Dhanendra Kawade, a Set designer extraordinaire from the theatre, film and television community who set them the challenge of defining what Possession meant to them.
They then had a conversation discussing the word possession and ended up collaborating with Dhanendra on a mask making Journey. He invited them to eat traditional Indian food with him and together they talked about festivals and their food, colours and heightened emotions and drama. Working Title 2.0 chatted about the masks that were inevitably a part of their community’s celebrations and how they all found their way, in some influence or the other, in the performing arts, urban or otherwise.
Working Title 2.0’s performance during CTW was Dirty Talk; A man and woman push their way through a world of too much colour. A boy is born with a blue hand. Memories and letters float, suspended in a world that permits no flaws. The performance juxtaposed old and new ideas of India, influenced by their collaboration with Manchester artists.