EnActe Arts is proud to launch a New Works Festival in honor of its spiritual founder Jean-Claude Carrière.
Carrière, Lifetime Achievement Oscar winner, was arguably one of the most prolific and impactful storytellers of our time.
His six decades of work include theatrical collaborations with Peter Brook, cinematic collaborations with Louis Buñuel, and several awards including Palme d’Ors, Academy Awards, and even the Padma Shri.
His last acting role was as a Modern Vyaasa in EnActe’s very first productions as a theatre company.
EnActe honors Jean-Claude’s efforts to bring Eastern stories and storytelling into the Western canon.
With a deep commitment to producing works about and by our communities for universal audiences, we present this New Works Festival as a platform to nurture emerging artists and amplify the voices of visionary writers who will become the leaders of the cultural zeitgeist in the years to come.
By celebrating a unique blend of Eastern and Western storytelling, this festival aims to use new perspectives to foster deeper understanding and empathy between cultures.
This festival presents a unique blend of Eastern and Western artistry and storytelling
featuring New Works in FOUR art forms!
Inspired by true events (with fictional characters), this play dramatizes the struggles and victories of women who work to end sex-trafficking and prostitution in their village. In the end, they dramatically change both themselves and the entire village.
A daring Bangladeshi teen-aged girl battles the dangers of the big city when she disguises herself as a boy to earn extra cash for her struggling family.
Written and directed by Sangeeta Iyer, this award winning documentary sheds light on the education system in India and calls to action those of us who wish for a bright future for the next generation.
Nehru the statesman, continually separated from his shy, intellectual daughter Indira Priyadarshini by the turmoil of building a country, forges the bonds of a loving, nurturing and formative relationship through the written word.
The Mahabharata – the longest story ever told.