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Re-Storying the Ramayana

Join us for Re-Storying the Ramayana: A Role-Playing Game Virtual Program, a FREE event by the Asian Art Museum on THURSDAY, JUNE 3 at 4PM PST.

Be a part of bringing the #Ramayana out of the past and into the future with the most recent episode of the speculative cinema project Forest Tales, a queer/crip ecofeminist retelling of the #SouthAsian epic. In this interactive virtual event presented in celebration of #Pride Month, artist Anuj Vaidya and poet and performer Jessica Stokes reimagine the story of the vulture Jatayu using performance, poetry, collaborative storytelling, and role-playing games. Instead of dying after losing a wing as in the original epic, here Jatayu is resurrected with a prosthetic wing, only to face the extinction of his kind. (In India, three species of vulture are currently facing extinction due to the use of a bovine painkiller.) Can we help Jatayu imagine an alternative future and find healing for our disabled ecologies?

ASL interpretation will be provided. Please register for free tickets.

June 03 2021


Date: June 3
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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