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When Sita Was A Microbe: A Sci-Fi Queering of the Ramayana

August 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This show is a fundraiser benefit for San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR).Tickets are sliding scale $25-$50 for show plus reception (post-show over light refreshments).


This 1.5 hour production is a provocative, out-of-the-box exploration of gender, sexuality, and ability. Through a multilingual, inclusive blend of spoken-word poetry, classical Indian dance, and music, WHEN SITA WAS A MICROBE! seeks to destabilize categories, traditions, and prejudices. All proceeds will benefit the work of San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR). Please join us for this creative project in exploding and decolonizing categories of gender, caste, sexuality, and ability.

The Ardhanarishvara, Shiva’s androgynous form, becomes the foundation for an exploration of gender identity in “I Have Never Been Two,” while Sita transforms into a microbial plant-goddess in Ganga Satellite, a sci-fi eco-feminist queering of the Ramayana.

This ensemble production features the talents of Jen Hoover, Antoine Hunter, Deepa Mahadevan, Ruby Mountain, Praba Pilar, Lakshmi Sriram, Anuj Vaidya, Gamzeh and multitudes of microbes.

This show is a fundraiser benefit for San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR).

Tickets available online at: http://scifiramayana.bpt.me/


August 19, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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