Devadasi: A Story of Sex, Power and Devotion

solo performance · reena lalita desai · Ages 13+ · United States of America

one person show

In Devadasi, Reena takes you on her journey into a Russian Tantric Cult, where she falls in love with a “spiritual master,” who she makes her God. By helping Reena awaken to an ancient remembrance of herself as a Devadasi, an Indian Temple Priestess, what is at first an empowering relationship soon turns into one of psychological and spiritual manipulation. Direct interventions by the Goddess Kali, wake Reena up to face the pain of her reality and reclaim the power and sacredness of her body and sexuality.

Through 8 different characters, movement and dance, Reena takes you on an intimate, humorous and mystical journey into the underworld.

What audiences are saying:

“wonderfully written, orchestrated and a courageously brilliant performance!”

“exquisite, vulnerable, and real”

“electrifying…full of humor, hubris, pathos, love, transformation & triumph!”

“An incredibly profound and stunning one-woman show.”

“An amazing emotional and spiritual adventure.”

“A ritual performance of empowerment.”

Production Team

* Fringe Veteran