GOOD HANDS / GODSPEED is composed of two monologues that are built around the ideas of recollection and the sharing of experience. This kind of monologue is hardly new – perhaps it is the most classic of all, in the long tradition of oral storytelling. The two pieces seek to turn the attention of the writer, performer and spectator inwards, and away from the terse, elocutive, delivered style of the more established theatre monologue.
In Good Hands, a young man presents a slide show of people he knows - ‘unsung superheroes’, highlighting their elemental virtues and narrating humorous episodes from their adventures.
In Godspeed, a girl cleans up a room that belonged to a boy who died suddenly, finding comfort in songs from his music collection. Godspeed was awarded the Toto Funds the Arts Award for Creative Writing in 2009.
Excerpts from reviews:
“All in all, Good Hands/Godspeed is worth the one hour spent on it because when you leave the intellectual prism of The Attic for rush hour CP, you have something substantial to think about.” - Shunashir Sen, Mail Today
“It is the innate skill of the author and quiet elegance of the actors Momo Ghosh and Kriti Pant that create an immediate rapport with the audience who feel they are listening to stories told by a couple of friends one relaxed evening in their living rooms.” - Preminder Singh, Stage Buzz
The Tadpole Repertory is one of Delhi’s most prominent and prolific theatre groups. Over the past few years, this collective of actors, writers and designers have become known for their distinctive approach to stage work. The group is dedicated to presenting original writing and devised performances on subjects that are relevant and compelling to audiences today. Members of the Repertory have previously worked on productions by The First City Theatre Foundation, under Artistic Director Neel Chaudhuri. These included four original productions – Positions (2006), Mouse (2007), Good Hands / Godspeed and A Brief History of the Pantomimes (2008). Tadpole's independent productions include Taramandal, winner of the MetroPlus Playwright Award 2010, Rhapsody, based on the work of SG Vasudev and Ich bin Fassbinder, a project supported by the 50th Anniversary Grant of Max Mueller Bhavan.