Awakening Durga

Soho Theatre, 2009 Play by Anu Kumar, directed by Kitty Winters

A story of tennis, tea and transfiguration

When the security of the family of a Diplomat’s wife is threatened she searches deep in herself to find a power that will protect her children.

‘Spare me Aphrodite and Gaia and Kwan Yin, those gentle maidens have no place in this beast. Grant me Diana, Athena, Kali… Durga.’

This dark and funny piece combines rich text and movement explore a woman’s multifaceted and transcultural roles.

This piece was mentored by Bobby Baker.

Praise for ‘Awakening Durga’


“The writer was excellent, the director was marvellous and the performance miraculous- who are these people?”

– Audience feedback:
Tim Thomas, writer & musician


Written by: Anu Kumar
Directed by: Kitty Winters

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