VIRTUAL THEATRE FOR LEARNING
Especially customised to suit the current situation, we offer a roster of 10+ virtual plays that use the unique edutainment format of 45 mins of performance by professional actors, followed by powerful facilitation. These plays cover all major themes of Diversity & Inclusion; be it Gender Diversity, Women Leadership, POSH, LGBTQ Sensitisation, Generational Diversity or Unconscious Biases.We also create entirely customised productions.
This 40-min play is a collection of short acts on gender, generational, sexuality, affinity, halo, and other conscious and unconscious biases prevalent in the workplace, which are after all a microcosm of the society we live in. The staccato nature of the narratives presents before the audience a realistic portrayal of biased thinking that they may relate to and reflect upon for learning followed by a facilitated discussion on the same theme.
A YEAR A OUT OF THE CLOSET
‘A Year Out Of the closet’ is a close look at life a year since the judgment and to what extent it has changed for the LGBTQIA+ community in corporate India and society, for the better or worse. The LGBTQIA+ community has for long been an important wing of
Diversity & Inclusion. As a sequel to Leogirl Productions' 'Come out, Come out, wherever you are!', 'A Year out of the Closet' is a look at the lives of the same 4 characters: A gay man,
A bisexual woman, a lesbian, a transgender female, and one more surprise character a year since the reversal of Section 377. To what extent have their lives changed?
Has legalization truly led to greater acceptance?
Moving beyond age and socio-economic boundaries, this play presents a realistic and balanced portrayal
of the diverse lives lead by Indian women using 11 female characters with their respective male counterparts
as examples. Beaten but not lost, vulnerable but not broken, each of these women challenge the audience's mental stereotypes. They depict the woman's inherent power to triumph over her circumstances and more importantly, survive. A must-watch for all HR & OD professionals, this play is an eye-opening experience that will help augment Gender Sensitization and Gender Diversity agendas within organizations. It can be followed by a useful facilitated dialogue on Busting Stereotypes on Woman
COME OUT COME OUT WHEREVER YOU ARE!
One-third of LGBT employees lie about their personal lives at work. Leogirl Productions' Come out, come out wherever you are! is an inside look into the lives of the LGBTQIA+ community through the lense of four individuals: Ameya, Madura, Ashi and Rana. In monologues addressed directly to you, the audience, they discuss their insecurities, dilemmas and the special challenge of bringing their whole selves to work. Understanding and Embracing Diversity is crucial to creating a connect with diverse audiences and managing talent in the 21st century, Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are! brings us closer to an often-overlooked dimension of Diversity & Inclusion: embracing alternate sexualities and gender identities.
SHAVA! SHAVA! WE ARE FROM GURGAVA!
This play is the story of the Taneja Family -based in Gurgaon- rooted in tradition and culture they are proud of- like any Indian family. This 3 Act Play showcases their regular Banter within closed doors -full of stereotypes, prejudices, Biases so deeply embedded that they are blissfully unaware of both - their assumptions being non validated as well as that their views may be damaging to themselves and to the Society. The blissful unawareness trance is broken- one day when Big Brother Madan Taneja arrives from Canada. The Taneja Family could be any of us, in fact most of us, and located anywhere other than Gurgaon. The bias is operative in the title itself.
CORPORATE SHABANG: THE MUSICAL
An idealistic 20-something, excited to make his mark. A hardworking senior, but by age not designation. A young woman confident of what her attractiveness affords her. An older woman grappling with feeling unimportant before the younger lot. The perennially right Boss who is both the problem and the solution. Each, a character of the corporate world, is a reminder of such issues as feudalism, nepotism, sycophancy, objectification, or simply, The Corporate Shabang. Step into their challenges and dilemmas to the foot-tapping music of a live band and an all singing-dancing cast. This 50-min musical, puts the spotlight, literally, onto conversations we prefer closeted.
HE SAID SHE SAID
Sometimes it's hard to see the lines drawn until we've crossed them. That's when we must rely on those around us to pull us back. Sharad Dixit learns these hard truths when his junior Deeksha files a complaint for sexual harassment against him. It is now the job of the Internal Complaints Committee to analyse what He Said, She Said and decide where these lines are marked and on which side of them, Sharad and Deeksha stand. This play is a winner for Diversity and Inclusion agendas, featuring a committee full of colleagues of diverse backgrounds, the true nature of sexual harassment and the many grey areas involved in assessing it.
This play is the story of three female colleagues, Sameera, Swati and Meeta, as narrated by their mutual friend Ambika. Each story, highlights the dilemmas and confusions of being raised in a patriarchal society that validates women for submitting power while rewarding women for asserting power at work. Ambika is perfectly set to open up a dialogue on Women Empowerment and Leadership.
It throws up powerful issues for discussion amongst women seeking to develop their Leadership i.e. assert, both professionally and personally.
Millennial Max is the story of Millennials, Gen-x and Boomers. It stretches into workplaces designed by Boomers and Gen-x in the Industrial era which propogated cultures of commitment, decorum, managing unprecedented change and performance built by generations of Nation Builders. Its also a journey into the bewildered minds of the millennials seeking more opportunities, equality and empowerment. Its about the magic that happens when all these cohorts work in tandem. Differently similar but committed to the same goal.
The story of 3 women- Arti, Shobha and Laxmiall from different generations and socioeconomic backgrounds who resonate on their individual experiences of marriage. The play examines the expectations, disappointments and opportunities marriage poses for women in patriarchal societies and whether marriage can be the acid test for equality, friendship and commitment. The play compels reflection to see marriage in perspective and urges all women to
conduct themselves with self-confidence. It is perfect to compliment gender sensitization, diversity and women empowerment agendas.
This father-son dialogue highlights the conflict of ideologies and perceptions between the 2 major generations at work today: Gen Y and Gen X or “Boomers”. They are represented by Rahul and his father respectively as they discuss everything from careers and relationships to technology. Their dialogue busts all myths associated with Gen Y and leaves the audience with ideas on Leading, Managing and Retaining this talent. Gen Y, themselves will relate to Rahul’s journey to self-discovery as he navigates through the course of his career.