Thursday, 2 December, 2021

Helen Keller to be staged at BSA today

Helen Keller to be staged at BSA today

Theatre troupe Swapnadal’s monodrama ‘Helen Keller’ will be staged at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy this evening, marking the International Women’s Day.

The troupe will also honour playwright Rokeya Rafique Baby with International Women’s Day Honourary Award prior to the show of the play.

Written by Apurba Kumar Guho and directed by Zahid Repon, the play Helen Keller sheds light and insight into the life of Helen Keller, a pioneer of education for the deaf and blind of all-ages.

Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The story of how Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.

Helen proved to the world that deaf people could all learn to communicate and that they could survive in the hearing world.