• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival – Online & At Home Edition!
  • 11–21 March 2021
  • 11 days of Live Art experiences
  • Mallika Taneja
  • Allegedly
  • Saturday 13,18.00

A collaboration between Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival / Black Box teater and Points communs, Nouvelle scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et Val d’Oise.

Allegedly is performed by a group of sixteen women, based in Delhi and other cities in India, who all login live on Zoom to have a conversation. Built as an ongoing negotiation with understanding questions of consent, Allegedly seeks to spark conversations at the intersection of sexual violence, justice and our personal predicaments. Allegedly turns the Zoom room into a dynamic space for togetherness – by interacting with the audiences through the Zoom poll option, they create a temporary community, and a space for care and intimacy. Being a work in eternal progress, it opens up the contradictions, confusions and irregularities of our own behaviours and solidarities. Allegedly unfolds the layers of violence and the complexity of owning one’s own story.

The performance is accessible wherever in the world you are, and it begins at 6PM CET / 5 PM GMT.

Mallika Taneja (@goodgirlfromgoodfamily) lives in Delhi, makes theater, walks with Women Walk at Midnight (@WeWalkatMidnight), talks in Sex Chat Room, is interested in questions and conversations about mental health, gender, city, justice, trauma, healing and more.

  • Performed by: Aditee Biswas, Mallika Taneja with Aman Mohammadi, Anahita Sarabhai, Anomita Sen, Bonita Rajpurohit Dipali, Drishti Chawla, Eeshta Malhotra, Gunjan Gupta, Hansa Thapliyal, Katyayini Pant, Neelambari Bhattacharya, Tanima, Ritika Singh, Rituparna Pal.
  • Production Manager: Meghna Singh Bhadauria.
  • Executive Producer: Khoya Paya.
  • Scripting Associate: Rajesh Nirmal with Meghna Singh Bhadauria.
  • Music: Samar Grewal.
  • Project Advisor: Hansa Thapliyal.
  • Technical Advisor: Santana Issar.
  • Legal Advisor: Mini Saxena, The Consent Project.
  • Chorus Developed with Dipali, Eeshta Malhotra, Neelambari Bhattacharya, Tanima.
  • Design, direction: Mallika Taneja.

The piece was first commissioned by Zubaan, an independent feminist publishing house, as part of their project ‘Stepping Stones’, that looked at sexual violence and impunity all over India. The adapted version of Allegedly has been co-produced by Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Ghent), and Khoya Paya.

Duration: 90 minutes.
In English.

Sliding price – Zoom link for 1 person: 50 NOK (≈ €5) / Zoom link for 2 or more: 100 NOK (≈ €10)

Difficult to afford a ticket at this time? Let us know via billett(a)blackbox.no. No questions asked.

We encourage you to buy your ticket in advance. You will receive a link to the Zoom room on the day of the performance.

We recommend you to watch the show on a laptop or desktop for the best possible viewing experience.  The performance will start on time and the admission will close precisely 10 minutes into the performance.

Using Zoom for the first time? This might help: Zoom Tutorial – Allegedly
Live support during the performance: If you need help, send us a dm, call, text or WhatsApp:  (+47) 919 09 321

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NB: This performance deals explicitly with issues of sexual violence.