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Nirbhaya ()

Produced by

Assembly Festival and Riverside Studios

Presented by

Nightwood Theatre

Playwright: Yaël Farber
Director: Yaël Farber


Harbourfront Centre Theatre


November 18th, 2015 – November 29th, 2015


Nirbhaya (Hindi for “Fearless”) is a tapestry of personal testimonies, which tears away the shame that silences survivors of sexual violence. It is an unforgettable work that moves and inspires audiences with the sheer capacity of the human spirit to rise, bare witness, survive and turn the tide. (


Priyanka Bose Performer
Poorna Jagannathan Performer
Sneha Jawale Performer
Rukshar Kabir Performer
Japjit Kaur Performer
Ankur Vikal Performer
Pamela Mala Sinha Performer

Creative Team

Yaël Farber Playwright
Yaël Farber Director
Paul Lim Lighting Designer
Oroon Das Set Designer
Oroon Das Costume Designer
Abhijeet Tambe Soundscape Designer
Rob Jansen Assistant Director
Anthony Doran Lighting Supervisor


Conor Mullan Production Manager
Triona Humphries Stage Manager
Poorna Jagannathan Producer
Margaret Moll Producer
Kinnon Elliott Graphic Designer