In red-light areas around the world, girls face outrageously high rates of violence, discrimination, rape, abuse, pregnancy, addiction, and many other problems. While this situation is often caused by the girls' lack of access to education, healthcare, or justice, the situation is kept in place due to their lack of voice. This is particularly true in India, where girls often have little (or no) say in their own education, employment, or marriage.
Kranti (Revolution) empowers girls from Mumbai's red-light areas (Revolutionaries) to become agents of social change. Theatre is just one of the tools the Revolutionaries use to change mindsets about sex workers, their children, and their communities. They have already performed in Mumbai's biggest theaters, India's largest fashion shows, and red-light areas around the world. This summer, the Revolutionaries' voices will (hopefully) reach thousands across the ocean!
In the past five years, Kranti's girls have: become the first girls from India's red-light area to study abroad, delivered 27 TEDx talks, received UN awards for social justice work, led workshops for 11K+ students & teachers, and performed theater for 100K+ people. One audience at a time, the Revolutionaries prove to the world's most compassionate, innovative, and entrepreneurial leaders can come from the red-light area. Please help us make our next audience the world's largest theater festival!
Our ground-breaking show at Lakme Fashion Week! :)
Lal Batti's premier in the USA, May, 2015
Premier of Lal Batti in India, March, 2015
About Kranti's School and where we learn theater