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From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Potent, Great writing

About the show

Created in response to the violent gang rape and subsequent death of a Delhi medical student. More…

On the night of December 16th, 2012 a young woman and her male friend boarded a bus in urban Delhi heading for home. What followed changed the lives of these two people and countless others forever. A searing new work that cracks open the cone of silence around women whose lives have been shattered by gender-based violence.

Member Reviews (3)


Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Potent, Great writing
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Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Potent, Intense, Relevant

See it if You are ready for gut-punching retellings of disturbing events that affect women all over the world on a daily basis

Don't see it if you think that women who experience violent assaults "had it coming"

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Masterful

See it if You like intense emotional true stories, you don't mind openly crying, holding your breath, wanting to scream, wanting to jump on the stage

Don't see it if You get too emotional and can't sleep at night from current events, you want a happy story. This isn't. Prepare to think and talk about this

Edgy, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you care about women's rights, social justice, fighting gender-based violence.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to violent themes and scenes of assault.

April 27th, 2015
"All the women describe the holes left in their lives by violence, gaps into which they feel they can still fall at any moment...A society’s imprisoning silence has been torn open for them...The feeling of having being erased keeps coming up as these women speak. In 'Nirbhaya,' it would seem, the...
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April 26th, 2015
"The most harrowing theatrical experience currently in New York....One doesn't walk away with the sense that any of these women are victims: They are survivors. 'Nirbhaya' boldly brings their stories out of the shadows, where far too many abuse victims languish. It's a worthwhile journey, if you'...
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April 27th, 2015
"The effect of witnessing 'Nirbhaya' unfold can only be marginally described or captured... Each story and connecting every narrative thread, the work tugs, goads, and surges through like dazzling light, even blinding an impassive critic. A poignant song, perfect in its poetry."
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May 6th, 2015
"If you realize that your heart has momentarily stopped beating and you are holding your breath, then you will indisputably be eliciting the appropriately human response. Your fellow audience members are likely joining you in this awestruck silence...It is not hyperbolic to proclaim that this may...
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