The Jungle Book: Rudyard Revised
Palo Alto Sept. 2022 | Houston Oct. 2022 | San Francisco Nov. 2022 | San Jose Dec., 2022
Produced and Presented by: EnActe Arts
Vinita Sud Belani, Parker Downey, Sameer Gauri, Vineet Gupta, Anika Jayaram, Zoya Khare, Amytza Maskati, Vivaan Mudgil, Inika Mukherjee, Vijay M. Rajan, Uma Ramesh, Uma Sakhalkar, Varin Sikka, Sanjana Taware
Director: Vinita Sud Belani
Baadj Ahluwalia, Sonal Aggarwal, Katy Alaniz Barnhill, Kenneth Boswell, Roshni Datta, Diya Dipak, Elizabeth Finkler, Karsten Freeman, Anika Jayaram, Peter Jeensalute, Zoya Khare, Nila Kumar, Amytza Maskati, Vivaan Mudgil, Inika Mukherjee, José Ornelas, Dilip Ratnam (Oct. 2), Samantha Rasler, Anita Ratnam, Joseph Rios, Shekhar Sakhalkar (Sept. 30, Oct. 1), Brady Voss, Deepti Warrier, Gaurav Warrier
Associate Director: Noah Lucé
Music Composer: George Brooks
Madhubani Artwork: Avinash Karn in collaboration with Leenika Beri Jacob of Kala Chaupal
Costumes: Oona Natesan and Sandhya Raman
Makeup and Hair: Jeshka Yurash and Caitlyn Slavich
Sets and Props: Keya Chatterjee
Choreography: Aparna Sindhoor, Anil Natyaveda, & Anita Ratnam
Projections: Spenser Matubang
Sound Design: Anirudh Iyer and Peter Jeensalute
Lighting Design: Brittany Mellerson
Stage Manager: Xander Young
Vocal Director: Deepti Warrier
Rehearsal Pianist: Anirudh Iyer and Peter Jeensalute
Learn more about the cast and crew in the playbill below:
Your favorite foot-stomping adventure reclaimed, reimagined, and rewritten for our times. One of humanity’s best loved tales returns to its South Asian roots with EnActe’s contemporary sparkle!
With lush costumes, music by world-renowned Jazz saxophonist George Brooks, kalaripayattu-infused choreography by Navarasa Dance Theatre, and high-tech projections using work by award-winning Pattachitra artist Avinash Karn, this original EnActe Arts production will enthrall an audience of all ages!
EnActe has also partnered with the Centre for Wildlife Studies, and their director Dr. Krithi Karanth, and aims to bring awareness to CWS’s work in tiger conservation through the show’s treatment of the misunderstood tiger, Sher Baagh. This Jungle Book is a story about community-building, centering environmental sustainability and harmony.
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