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 to be part of an amazing group of Bay Area Performing Arts Organizations that have been bringing the healing power of Art to us this year. Knowing that this is […]

A Dive into History with Letters

As the Pandemic forced us to shut our physical doors we found several new windows to open. We produced our first Cine-Play in collaboration with Stagesmith Productions. We adapted Lavonne Mueller’s Letters to a Daughter from Prison, based on the letters between Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi in the backdrop of India’s freedom movement. An […]

In The News: EnActe series spotlights women performers, playwrights

This year we launched our program for women performers and playwrights. Women EnActe for Themselves, or WEFT, presented its first show “Art of the Possible” by Indian writer Reena Kapoor. WEFT is “designed to support women writers on women’s issues, taking their emerging stories to completion.” Mercury News highlighted WEFT and our Beyond the Box programs. Check […]

Embarking

It’s been a hot summer! With any luck, it’ll cool down in September. Here’s hoping. It’s been nice to spend the time looking at the cool oceanic imagery on our posters for The Kingdom of Cards. The marketing team and I have been working hard not only on putting together copy and social media posts […]

In The News: The Next Generation

EnActe Academy is all about helping the next generation develop a love for theatre and the skills to nurture it. And NBC News had a sit-down with our founder and Artistic Director, Vinita Sud Belani, to discuss the youth development and all the other initiatives of EnActe. Check out the article here  to learn more!

In The News: Creating Conversations

Theatre is a great vehicle to share ideas and culture and to spark discussions – and EnActe Arts showcases select South Asian productions with universal appeal to inspire engagement and conversations long after the shows are over. SPAN, a US-India news magazine did a thoughtful article with founder and Artistic Director Vinita Sud Belani covering […]

Community through Theatre

Finding Confidence and Community through Theatre – by Vinita Sud Belani I had the great privilege of being born and brought up in Kolkata — a place with a large heart and even larger artistic soul. I grew up helping Mother Teresa on weekends, casually dropping into Satyatjit Ray filmings, dancing in Anand Shankar’s youth […]

Black Lives Matter

We are devastated by the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery…it’s a long list. These are just the most recent recorded examples in the history of continued, systemic violence that members of Black American communities face every day. EnActe’s commitment to diversity is a commitment to all diversity. We stand against all oppression. […]