Unlocked

The lockdown has affected us in different ways – introspective, illuminating, irritating, igniting, isolating. Needless to say we’ll never be the same again. Seven playwrights, write of their experiences, their perspectives of the 150 days of solitude, if not physically, certainly in the mind. The eight monologues in Hindi and English vary from the hilarious […]

Deconstructing the Myth of Sita

Two powerful storytellers take on the complex narrative of Sita in the Ramayana as part of their life’s work. An insightful, compelling conversation on women’s struggle to retain autonomy in a world that privileges men. While the Ramayana resonates even today some questions need exploring – How should women be treated by their loved ones? […]

The Case of the Vanishing Firefish

The Case of the Vanishing Firefish

Climate change or environmental disaster? If the firefish keep disappearing, life as we know it on the planet will be destroyed! Ten-year-old Ayesha has courage, intelligence, creativity, and a complete lack of caution. Even so, the mission that Shekina, Queen of the Seas, has charged her with may be slightly out of her league! Surrounded by cryptic […]

The Kingdom Of Cards

The Kingdom of Cards

The Kingdom of Cards by Rabindranath Tagore, written in 1937, parodies the fascist atmosphere that hypnotized Europe and explores human responses to radical change. Desperate for adventure, a prince decides to set out for parts unknown and ends up somewhere else: a nation filled withwalking, talking cards, all dead to the world and insistent on […]

A Million Sitas

Written, Directed, and Performed By Dr. Anita Ratnam Anita Ratnam’s creative outlets are myriad and diverse. Dancer, vocalist, classicist, orator– all of these parts of her combine to fiercely reclaim the soul of Sita, who lost everything in the Ramayana. Ratnam reconfigures the tragic myth as a shared trauma for women everywhere– and an opportunity to […]

All That Jazz – Gala 2020

Jazz: Cool. Subversive. Uniting.Artistically, Jazz challenged the rules of music theory. Socially, it brought the world together. It stimulated conversation, conflict and collaboration. Three passions crucial to life and to theatre! Join us as we celebrate a century since the Roaring ’20s with All That Jazz! Enjoy a vibrant evening of food, friendship and two incredible performances: Anuvab Pal – standup comedian, […]

Swapna

Samar and Leela Devulapalli grew up in a small town in Oregon with parents who hoped they would use their opportunities to seek out the American Dream. But when Samar decides he wants to move to India to attend college and pursue his career, tension erupts as the Devulapallis make major decisions about how they […]

In Conversation with Danish Husain

Click here to watch the archived conversation! Danish Husain seamlessly wears every creative hat with distinction! Don’t take my word for it – Shah Rukh Khan himself tells us so!  In his theatre career Danish has worked with Barry John, Habib Tanvir, Rajinder Nath, M.S. Sathyu, M.K. Raina, Sunil Shanbag, Sabina Mehta Jaitly, & Naseeruddin Shah. Danish is instrumental in reviving […]

In Conversation:State of the Arts – Utterly Butterly Fascinating

Comedian and writer Anuvab Pal brings in two stalwarts of the Indian theatre, film and the advertising world into our living rooms for an in-depth look at the future of performing arts in India. Shernaz Patel is known to Indian movie lovers everywhere for her Award winning role as the mother of a deaf and dumb […]

Art of the Possible

What is a “good enough” reason for leaving my upper-class husband? Will I find a way to get on with my career without my family facing ridicule? And how can I convince my mother? Art of the Possible has answers… if I can get past my mother-in-law!