A Primer on Post-Colonialism

Playwright Aditi Kapil talks about the Trilogy as a whole as an immigrant’s encounter with the psychic residue of post-colonialism. These themes are most explicit in BRAHMAN/I and SHIV, but serve as a unifying thread weaving all three plays together.

Below, find a basic primer on the major ideas of post-colonialism as they appear in the Trilogy. This is just a jumping off point to larger and more detailed conversations in the rehearsal hall.