South Asian Theatre with Universal Appeal

Productions

Cross Connections

From the comfort of your Living Room
Friday, May 7th, 8pm
Saturday, May 8th, 5pm
Sunday, May 9th, 4pm
By Yogesh Utekar

Cross Connections

Yogesh Utekar

Danesh is an actor, speech and drama instructor, a partner at Silly Point Productions, and contrary to popular belief, is not the son of Boman Irani.

Directed by: Shivani Tanksale

Shivani Tanksale is a Mumbai-based theatre director and actress who appears in Bollywood films and advertisements. Some of her major plays are The President is ComingThe Vagina MonologuesJi Jaisi Aapki MarziAisa Kehte HainAll About WomenBade Miyan Deewane, and A Funny Thing Called Love. Apart from acting, she even directs plays. She has directed Namak Mirch and The Shehenshah of Azeemo. After working in various plays and advertisements, she acted in many Bollywood films.  she appeared in successful films, including Dil Kabaddi (2008), The President Is Coming ,The Dirty Picture  and Talaash. She recently won the critics choice award – best actress for ‘Siblings’. And has been nominated for the Filmfare Short film awards for ANTARVASANA. She has featured in over 40 commercials. And has done Television shows like ’24’ on Colours and Marzi on Voot Select.

Meet the Cast

Ajitesh Gupta

Ajitesh Gupta is an actor, singer and a playwright based in Mumbai. Ajitesh has been an active performer at the Prithvi Thetre Circuit right from the beginning of his acting career in 2011. Having worked with ace directors like Manav Kaul, Sunil Shanbag, Gulzar Saab, Salim Arif, Rajit Kapur, Shivani Tanksale, Purva Naresh &  Nadir Khan he realised that his true love lies in the art of Daastaangoi (Storytelling) and he began creating his own work in 2018.

A classically trained singer with a knack for folk music, literature, languages, culture and history Ajitesh is presently working on creating 2 daastaans. One on the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh and the other on the Hunter & Naturalist Jim Corbett.

Ajitesh has also acted in several Bollywood movies and loves to teach Drama to kids in his free time.

 

Durgesh Kumar

Durgesh Kumar enrolled at Shri Ram Centre For Performing Arts from 2004 to 2006. He went to National School of Drama from 2008 to 2011 and was with the National School of Drama Repertory Company in 2013. Durgesh has over 12+years of theatre experience in Delhi and was awarded with the Outstanding Actor Award for the play ”Ek Ruka huaa Faisla“

Kaustav Sinha

Kaustav Sinha is an Engineer turned Theatre practitioner, hailing from Bengal. Having graduated from The Drama School, Mumbai, in 2016, he has worked in over 25 theatre productions across Delhi and Mumbai, with directors like Mahesh Dattani, Sunil Shanbag, Neel Chaudhari, Faezeh Jalali, Purva Naresh amongst others. Kaustav was briefly associated with a musical ‘Beyond Bollywood’ in Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon and an Improv comedy group – Cueless Improv in Delhi. 

His theatre practices extend into children workshops and  corporate facilitation for D&I, effective communication.

Apart from theatre, Kaustav has appeared in 5 TV commercials, a Web Series ( TVF’s Girl’s Hostel S2)  and is currently shooting for a feature film titled Adipurush. 



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