The Laboratory and Other Plays
Year of Publication: 2012
Price: Rs 200
About the Author:
Shivani Tibrewala is a playwright and director based in Mumbai. In 2002, she founded her own theatre company, No License Yet. Her plays have been performed in India and abroad. She has also written the scripts of feature films, documentaries and television programmes.
About the Book:
This collection comprises three of Shivani’s plays – The Laboratory (which throws light on multinational pharmaceutical companies that conduct unethical drug trials in India), Whatever You Say (a play that captures the relationship between two people which is no longer what it used to be) and Staying Alive (a dance drama weaving together several monologues celebrating life).
The publishing of this book was made possible by a generous donation given by Writers Workshop author, J. Afshan, towards promoting new writing and genres of writing usually ignored by larger publishing houses. There are few things that could give a small publishing house like ours greater joy than when one of our old writers helps bring out the first book of a new writer. We are deeply grateful to Afshan for supporting our efforts and, in however small a way, supporting the world of non-mainstream creative writing.