Nirbhaya, a new docudrama written and directed by Yaël Farber, celebrated the opening night of its North American premiere at the Lynn Redgrave Theater on April 26. The five-week run began previews April 16.
On the night of December 16, 2012, a young woman named Jyoti Singh Pandey and her male friend boarded a bus in urban Delhi heading for home. What followed changed the lives of these two people and countless others forever. Unable to reveal her name, the press names her "Nirbhaya," or Fearless One. In a bid to shatter the silence around sexual violence, Nirbhaya‘s company of actors present the shocking events surrounding Jyoti Singh Pandey’s story as well as give their own moving testimonials, cracking open the cone of silence around women whose lives have been shattered by gender-based violence.
Nirbhaya had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2013, where it won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, the Scotsman Fringe First, and the Herald Angel Award for Outstanding New Play.
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