Savithri Chandrasekhar’s Glass Baby is a play about relationships, betrayals and parenthood
Exploring the ethics of medical technology, the play was triggered by a photograph Savithri saw more than 20 years ago. “I noticed a photograph in a magazine of a musician who was sitting in front of a two-year-old child,” she says. “I remember thinking that the child’s face looked exactly like his — though at that time no one knew they were related. Later, it turned out that he was the father.” And thus her story on parentage was born. “I don’t want to give away too much of the story — but it’s essentially about two couples claiming ownership of a beautiful child — a test tube baby.” Born and brought up in Chennai, Savithri took to writing despite graduating in Chemistry from Stella Maris College. She wrote a children’s book, and then started writing articles and short stories for newspapers and magazines.