Building on a history of ground-breaking immersive theatre, This Is Not A Theatre Company brings the site-specific audio play A Little Drape of Heaven to a closet near you.

Part of our Play(s) At Home series.

A precious and unique sari awaits the presence of a boy to pull them out of the closet and drape them on his slender shoulders. In the meantime, the sari shares secrets with anyone who cares to hold a fabric close to their heart.

To listen to this piece: go to your closet, find a piece of clothing to hold close to your heart, and press play above.

Mahesh Dattani is a playwright and stage director. His published works include Final Solutions and Other Plays, an edition of Collected Works published by Penguin India, Brief Candle And Other Plays, and Me And My Plays (Penguin). In 1998 Dattani won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award, the highest award for a literary work in India, for his book Final Solutions and Other Plays. His plays have been translated into and performed in Hindi, Gujarati, German, Japanese, Nepali, Odiya and Kannada, have been performed in England, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka, Dubai, and the United States, and have been studied and performed in universities all over India and abroad.

Swati Das is a Mumbai based film and stage actress. Her production of The Vagina Monologues has been running for 17 years in India. She is featured in many Bollywood films, the most widely recognized ones being Hindi Medium and Skater Girl.

Named one of the Top 5 Immersive Companies in NYC by Jonathan Mandell of, This Is Not a Theatre Company creates site-based, immersive, multi-sensory, participatory dance-theatre that can be smelled, touched, and tasted as well as seen and heard. This theatre is not something to passively consume, but to co-create. With each production, This Is Not a Theatre Company asks the audience to perceive the world in new ways, to empathize in new ways, and to practice creativity.

Reviews for A Little Drape of Heaven

1 Review
  • Aviva van Pelt
    February 21, 2022
    This was a great experience for me! Hearing what an inanimate object has to say is a perspective we don't often get, and I think this is a wonderful way to experience this. Especially to sit with a cloth and hear it speak is magnificent and such a great idea. This was something I would experience again, and would recommend!
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