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The Martin E. Segal Theater Center presents

Making of The Money Opera

At the Segal Theatre Film and Performance Festival 2024

A film by

Amitesh Grover


This film will be available to watch online on the festival website May 16th onwards for 3 weeks, as well as screened in-person on May 20th.

About The Film




English, Hindi

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Year of Release


The film documents the making of Amitesh Grover’s THE MONEY OPERA, an immersive theatre production staged in an abandoned building produced by the Serendipity Arts Foundation, India. The show — performed by actors and real-life experts — plays out stories that reflect on the historical workings of money and capital in relation to the fragile performance traditions and ecology in India. Audiences discover several characters in the building including a child goddess, a ghost, a billionaire, a thief, a poet, a banker, a cross-dresser and several others, who tell real and unreal stories about the extent to which they go to survive in the system. In this 3hr. show, the audience chooses what they watch in this multi-storeyed space with multiple performances and installations.

Produced by Serendipity Arts Foundation, India. Directed by Vaibhav Raj Shah

About The Artist(s)

Amitesh Grover

Amitesh Grover (born 1980) is an award-winning theatre director and artist. His body of work includes more than 20 productions, which range from global performances connecting performers and spectators across continents to the most intimate pieces. His creations have been commissioned, co-produced, and presented internationally by renowned festivals and theatres. His work is driven by the desire to understand the workings of power in societies controlled by the logic of techno-capital and increasingly authoritarian political forces. He is based in New Delhi, India.

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