"Where do we, as people of the 21st century, find
ourselves in the midst of revered epics? And what role do these ancient tales play in our modern day existence?"
Siren Theatre Project presents
The World Premiere of
"Janaki - Daughter of the Dirt"
“Who carves the path you walk?”
16 - 18 September 2011
Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco
Playwright: Virali Gokaldas
Directors: Roke Noir and Shruti Purkayastha
"Janaki - Daughter of the Dirt" is a story of ancient archetypes that reflects modern day dilemmas. It is the journey of a young woman who looks to her own personal superhero, “Sita” also known as “Janaki”, for answers to life's problems. Only this Sita is not the perfect woman as is portrayed in the ancient “Ramayana”, one of Hinduism’s most known and revered epics.