The EnActe 2021 Season Pass

EnActe is thrilled to offer it’s audiences a Pay-it-Forward All Access Pass for the entire 2021 Season.

This one do-good gesture to Pay It Forward with EnActe’s All Access Pass will pay you back a hundred-fold in gratitude. Your one hundred dollars will support one hundred artists in EnActe’s 2021 Season. New playwrights, sound and costume designers, actors, dancers and musicians – they will all thank you!

Presenting the EnActe ALL Access Pass 2021!

Our 2021 Season launches on March 27th, International World Theatre Day! We are excited to present an incredible list of shows, each one a NEW PLAY and each one an unforgettable journey. 

We invite you to sit back in your favorite armchair and voyage with us across the world!

Framroze Mansion

A will rewritten, panic restricken!

A Bawa Parsi “Mumma” rewrites her will, causing a flurry of reactions amongst four siblings in far flung corners of the world.

A perfect drama full of humor and pathos.

An EnActe Arts & Rage Productions NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Staged Read

How It Happens

An influencer, an essayist, & a scandal!

 In a culture that is quick to judge, inflating and deflating the female celebrity, a vitriolic public media trial ensues when a positivity influencer is revealed as a childhood bully. The accused and the accuser, two childhood “friends” who haven’t spoken for 15 years are forced to revisit the incident that  tore them apart in high-school.

An EnActe Arts & Rage Productions NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Production

Dum Biryani

Family, relationships, secrets, and of course, Biryani.

A family of four stuck in different places across the world decides to celebrate a birthday virtually. But as certain secrets slowly start to spill, everyone must rethink about what it really means to be a family.

An EnActe Arts & Rage Productions NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Staged Read

Cross Connection

Misunderstandings & satiric comedy.

Sometimes the wrong train can take you to the right station and some times a cross connection can make for a lucrative situation! A story of two strangers, connected through a wrong number. One a thief planning a bank heist and another a migrant laborer in desperate need of funds. Throw in  policeman and a distant wife and watch the story twist!

An EnActe Arts & Rage Productions NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Staged Read

The Sitayana

How to make an exit

An artful transposition of the Hindu epic The Ramayana told from Sita’s point of view. Part epic tale, part coming of age story, Sitayana is the ultimate breakup play. Audiences will be able to choose between three different incarnations of Sita from whom to hear their stories which along the way upend traditional gender norms and subvert idealized views of femininity. 

An EnActe Arts, East West Players & Hypocrit Theatre World Premiere

The Body

A mother’s funeral in a playground.

The pandemic traps three old friends Gita, Arvind, and Umar in their childhood apartment complex in Chennai. Matters take a morbid turn when Arvind’s mother suddenly dies. COVID cases are growing worse and nothing is working as it should, not even funeral grounds. Chaos ensues when Arvind decides to conduct a Brahmin funeral in their children’s playground! 

An EnActe Arts & Rage Productions NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Staged Read

The Jungle Book: Rudyard's Revision

An EnActe Conservatory Class of 2021 Production!

An iconic story reimagined, stripped of its colonial roots, and retold through the lens of identity, belonging and empathy. A multisensory treat layered with heritage art and craft from its South Asian roots and woven with intricate elements of scenic design, music and choreography!

The EnActe Conservatory Class of 2021 World Premier

Admission

Social distancing not enough to keep dark secrets secret.

Four college friends reunite over Zoom post-lockdown– but social distancing won’t be enough to keep their dark secrets secret. Admissions and revelations will change their lives forever!

An EnActe Arts & Rage Productions NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Production

Running

Actor Danny Pudi debuts as a playwright!

After his estranged father suddenly passes away, Danny finds himself in his apartment piecing together objects, memories, and the puzzle of a father he never knew. Running is an interactive experience, where the audience accompanies Danny on an epic journey to ask “where did I come from and who am I now?”

An EnActe Arts, East West Players & Hypocrit Theatre World Premiere

Far Far Better Things

Two women separate yet together

Inspired by Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Geetha Reddy’s new play tells the story of two women—a Latina domestic worker and a young South Asian doctor—separated by class, race, and the unspoken rules of modern womanhood. See what happens when these two women strive to balance their responsibilities to their children, to themselves, and to each other.

A Playful@EnActe New Play Staged Read

Betrayed By Hope

A Genius, yearning for belonging

The tortured life of a maverick known as the Byron of Bengal, who changed the scope of Bengali poetry in the nineteenth century. A genius who never got his due, Michael Madhusdan Dutt struggled with an identity crisis throughout his life -he wrote in the English language, changed his religion and was a restless traveller, yearning to belong somewhere but betrayed by hope.

A Playful@EnActe New Play Staged Read

Window on Women: Four amazing shows through April!

Window on Women – The WEFT Showcase

WEFT is a brave space for women presenting writers to exercise their craft under the guidance of qualified mentors.
EnActe Arts is proud to showcase 4 pieces developed by WEFT Fellow Reena Kapoor.

Window on Women – Bittu, Chand and Indian Women Rising​

Indian Women Rising 

As part of our Window on Women Series we are excited to bring a special private screening of the Student Oscar Winning short film BITTU. Come meet the Writer Director Karishma Dev Dube and the Indian Women Rising Team to hear about the making of the film how they are bringing up Indian female voices. Come hear the stories of the two brilliant young actresses who play Bittu and Chand, stories that will tug at your heartstrings and make you rise to your feet in a standing ovation. They need that recognition, but even more than that they need an education, a way out of poverty for themselves and for the generations that will follow them. Join us to watch, listen, cheer and support this inspiring duo and the women that brought them to the screen!