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Theatre has been a critical part of our work since the inception of Yakshi.
Our theatre draws from performing arts and the philosophy of Augusto Boal’s “Theatre of the Oppressed”.
We use theatre as a language and voice for people to narrate their stories where people are the actors and spectators (spect-actors).

1990 – 1999

1990 – 1991

Arupu( Scream)

Adivasi Youth Theatre group of East Godavari District


Adavi (Forests)

Play on forests and adivasis, a case study on Panasala Loddi village in Addatigala Mandal, East Godavari district.


Bonded Labour

Play on Bonded labour with the children from bonded families ( Produced by MV Foundation, Hyderabad)


Bangaru Kodi Petta (Golden Hen)

On the indigenous poultry breeds of the Eastern Ghats region.


Gotti endira? (What is Gotti?)

Exploring the traditional governance forums of Koya and Konda Reddy adivasis of East Godavari district


What is this Reflect?

Exploring empowering techniques to bring consciousness among the people.


Maa Maata Vinaka Tappadu ( There is no alternative but to listen to us)

Play on gender issues and adivasi women’s struggles.


Gonthenum (traditional game of adivasis)

Analyzing the history of peoples movements in adivasi areas

2000 – 2009


Konda Konalo (In the hills)

Play on the village institutions and its impact on adivasi customary governance.


Aadavaale Paadavale ( Women sing and dance)

Play on women issues and movements.


Animal Health

Play on animal health with Animal Health Workers of Chittoor, East Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts.


Mingu Mingu (Swallow swallow)

Play on the threats of WTO, Globalisation on adivasi lives and livelihoods.


Cultural Festival

Yakshi organized a state level cultural festival in D. Bhimavaram village . Nearly 18 adivasi groups performed.


Centre for Learning

Play with children of Centre for Learning on Education

1995 – 2001


An annual mobile Cultural campaign that travelled from village to village in adivasi areas of East Godavari district. Gonthenum is a traditional adivasi game where players have to cross several obstacles to reach their final goal. The campaign brought together people of all age groups to share, learn and dialogue with one and another.


Tolakari (The beginning)

A play on women and agriculture performed by an entirely adivasi women cast.This was performed in Hyderabad at the women’s theatre festival.


Women and communal issues of Hyderabad Old city

Theatre production On Women and communal issues of Hyderabad Old city

2003 – 2005

Adivasi livelihoods and way of life.

Yakshi team made several short plays on adivasi livelihoods and way of life.