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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 for $4.99.
Friday, Oct 22 @6 pm PST ; Saturday, Oct 23 @5 pm PST; Sunday, Oct 24 @2 pm PST.
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A Pay it Forward All Access Pass

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!

The Sitayana (or “How to Make an Exit”)

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.


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The Sitayana is a​n artful transposition of the Hindu epic The Ramayana ​told from Sita’s point of view. Part epic tale, part coming of age story, The S​itayana 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.

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Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Soon

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). 
Register today! 

 Nov 13th and 14th: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST (Ages 8-17)


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!

Register for Classes!

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In Memoriam

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.[1] 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.[

Window on Women

Community Updates

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!


All for One, One for All

We partnered with eighteen amazing performing arts organizations in Silicon Valley to cooperatively raise funds. Art is the first responder for the soul. This Giving Tuesday we are honored

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COVID-19 Update

EnActe-ing during the pandemic.

Like you, the EnActe family is sheltering in place yet staying connected virtually.
We may have cancelled a production or three in the physical world, but we continue to bring you quality virtual content, accessible from anywhere in the world, that puts South Asian voices into global narratives. If you’re looking to keep up with us or catch some of our past events, you can do so on our FaceBook page. Keep an eye on our EnActe School of Drama page for exciting news on our upcoming classes. Kids, adults, parents and grandparents can all sign up!

We are grateful to these organizations for supporting our work!