Past Shows

2019-2020 Season

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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Qissebaazi

Fantastical, multilingual storytelling by a master storyteller – Danish Husain. It’s a virtual party you don’t want to miss! Shah Rukh Khan calls him  the storyteller “who takes us back to our happy place“. You saw him in critically acclaimed movies like Dhobi Ghat, Peepli Live, Newton…now see Danish Husain live!

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Comedy is Hard

Two elderly former performers— she a dramatic actor, he a comedian— decide to redefine the way people see them by doing what they do best— putting on a show. Be sure to catch this hilarious play by Simpsons producer/writer Mike Reiss— chock-full of New York acting and directing talent!

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Having It All: In Conversation with Denzil Smith

As he awaits the launch of his latest film Tenet with Chris Nolan, Denzil Smith traces his success in US, UK, and India across mediums. He has seamlessly straddled the worlds of theatre and of Bollywood, Hollywood and British films for over 4 decades. Listen in as he shares the challenges and joys of his journey, his

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Art of the Possible

Back by Popular Demand! What is a “good enough” reason for divorcing my upper-class husband?Art of the Possible, a deceptively simple yet powerful play, was a huge success in June! We received so may requests for another showing from those that missed it that we decided to bring it back.

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Radiant

In desperation, Ayla hitches a ride across the country with Rachel and an RV full of artists. Rachel connects with the Goddess on her terms. Ayla connects with Allah whenever she can. Relationships unravel as the close-quarters bunkmates grapple with faith, mortality, and Rachel’s need to be in control.

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Dealing Dreams

Intelligent go-getters Zoe and Trey are striving to keep their heads afloat in today’s economy. They’ve graduated from elite schools only to face unemployment and chances at low-paying “McJobs”. They’re underqualified for jobs they want, overqualified for jobs they don’t want. Then Trey comes up with a striking new concept

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Letters to a Daughter from Prison

‘Little one, may you grow up into a brave soldier in India’s service!’ Nehru the statesman is continually separated from his shy, intellectual daughter Indira Priyadarshini by the turmoil of building a country. They forge the bonds of a loving, nurturing and formative relationship through their detailed, prolific letters to

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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

More Information »

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

More Information »
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

More Information »
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

More Information »

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

More Information »

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

More Information »

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

More Information »

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

More Information »

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!

More Information »

Qissebaazi

Fantastical, multilingual storytelling by a master storyteller – Danish Husain. It’s a virtual party you don’t want to miss! Shah Rukh Khan calls him  the storyteller “who takes us back to our happy place“. You saw him in critically acclaimed movies like Dhobi Ghat, Peepli Live, Newton…now see Danish Husain live!

More Information »

Comedy is Hard

Two elderly former performers— she a dramatic actor, he a comedian— decide to redefine the way people see them by doing what they do best— putting on a show. Be sure to catch this hilarious play by Simpsons producer/writer Mike Reiss— chock-full of New York acting and directing talent!

More Information »

Having It All: In Conversation with Denzil Smith

As he awaits the launch of his latest film Tenet with Chris Nolan, Denzil Smith traces his success in US, UK, and India across mediums. He has seamlessly straddled the worlds of theatre and of Bollywood, Hollywood and British films for over 4 decades. Listen in as he shares the challenges and joys of his journey, his

More Information »

Art of the Possible

Back by Popular Demand! What is a “good enough” reason for divorcing my upper-class husband?Art of the Possible, a deceptively simple yet powerful play, was a huge success in June! We received so may requests for another showing from those that missed it that we decided to bring it back.

More Information »

Radiant

In desperation, Ayla hitches a ride across the country with Rachel and an RV full of artists. Rachel connects with the Goddess on her terms. Ayla connects with Allah whenever she can. Relationships unravel as the close-quarters bunkmates grapple with faith, mortality, and Rachel’s need to be in control.

More Information »

Dealing Dreams

Intelligent go-getters Zoe and Trey are striving to keep their heads afloat in today’s economy. They’ve graduated from elite schools only to face unemployment and chances at low-paying “McJobs”. They’re underqualified for jobs they want, overqualified for jobs they don’t want. Then Trey comes up with a striking new concept

More Information »

Letters to a Daughter from Prison

‘Little one, may you grow up into a brave soldier in India’s service!’ Nehru the statesman is continually separated from his shy, intellectual daughter Indira Priyadarshini by the turmoil of building a country. They forge the bonds of a loving, nurturing and formative relationship through their detailed, prolific letters to

More Information »