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Our 2021 Season launches on March 27th, International World Theatre Day! We are excited to present an incredible list of shows, each one a NEW PLAY and each one an unforgettable journey.
We invite you to sit back in your favorite armchair and voyage with us across the world!
EWP, in partnership with New York City’s Hypokrit Productions and San Francisco’s EnActe Arts, present the World Premiere of Lavina Jadhwani’s Sitayana (or “How to Make an Exit), directed by Reena Dutt. An artful transposition of the Hindu epic The Ramayana told from Sita’s point of view. Part epic tale, part coming of age story, Sitayana is the ultimate breakup play. Sitayana premiers with 9 livestream interactive performances from September 25 to October 17 and video-on-demand September 20 to October 17.
The Sitayana is an artful transposition of the Hindu epic The Ramayana told from Sita’s point of view. Part epic tale, part coming of age story, The Sitayana is the ultimate breakup play. Audiences attending the livestreamed viewings September 25 – October 17, 2021 will be given the choice of one of three unique incarnations of Sita from whom they will hear her story (Amar Chitra Sita, Sita’s Mehndi Party, and Sita’s Slumber Party) which questions traditional gender roles, subverts idealized views of femininity, and ultimately centers Sita as a hero within her own epic journey. Each of the versions will be available for video-on-demand viewing beginning September 20th, 2021 through Sunday, October 17.
Master Class with a Global Star!
A Virtual Master Class with a successful actor in Hollywood AND Bollywood! Learn virtually from Actor Omi Vaidya, of Hollywood/Bollywood fame (3 Idiots, The Office, BrownNation).
Nov 13th and 14th: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST (Ages 8-17)
The Jungle Book : Rudyard Revised
A fresh dance and music laden theatrical take on Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book by the students of our conservatory! This Cine play will be live streamed on Eventbrite and Vimeo at the cost of $4.99.
Friday, Oct 22 @6 pm PST ; Saturday, Oct 23 @5 pm PST; Sunday, Oct 24 @2 pm PST.
Jean-Claude Carriere; (17 September 1931 – 8 February 2021) was a French novelist, screenwriter and actor. He received an Academy Award for best short film for co-writing Heureux Anniversaire (1963), and was later conferred an Honorary Oscar in 2014. He was nominated for the Academy Award three other times for his work in The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), That Obscure Object of Desire (1977), and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988). He also won a César Award for Best Original Screenplay in The Return of Martin Guerre (1983).
Carrière was an alumnus of the École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud and was president of La Fémis, the French state film school that he helped establish. He was noted as a frequent collaborator with Luis Buñuel on the screenplays of the latter’s late French films.[
What's happening at the School of Drama
Conservatory Showcase for 2021-22'
In this installment of our Conservatory, we will rework a classic, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett through a totally different lens. This version will be reset in 1947 against the backdrop of Indian Independence and Partition.
EnActe’s rigorous development process from book to script to creative workshopping culminates in a pro stage performance!
Window on Women
WEFT (Women EnActe for Themselves) is a safe space for women’s voices to develop, both on women’s issues and issues that women care about. The program is designed to support women writers to take their nascent stories to completion, and work with a sisterhood of creatives to bring meaningful, resonant, and entertaining stories to life as performative art, first presented by EnActe.
This year has been hard, especially for our seniors, Vintage@EnActe is our way of telling our seniors we love them!
In July, we celebrated our elders with a play read of Comedy is Hard by hilarious Simpsons producer Mike Reiss! Broadway stars like Todd Susman and Elizabeth Ashley generously helped us fundraise, allowing us to kickstart our free theatre skills programs for Seniors!