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12TH SOUTH ASIAN THEATER FESTIVAL

2017

Dedicated to the memory of theater worker, theater activist, and our friend

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Sakti Sengupta

Brought to you by

Epic Actors’ Workshop

Bringing Communities Together

on

August 5 and 6

at

85 George St, New Brunswick, New Jersey

 

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.

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This Year’s Performances

A MUSLIM IN THE MIDST (English)

This play posits the issue that regardless of overwhelming ideological differences one can build a bond based on humanity and civility.

by Growing Giants,NJ

Written and directed by Anand Rao

THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD (English)

"Once you become a musician you cannot unbecome."

by Hypokrit Theater, NY

Written by Sonalee Hardikar and Shubhra Prakash

Directed by Shubhra Prakash,NY

CHAKDE CHEKOV (Hindi)*

Chekov's comic situations around tragic characters get new life in the hands of renowned playwright Mahesh Dattani in an adaptation of Chekov's stories

by ICS Theater, NJ

 Written by: Anton Chekov

 Adaptation by Mahesh Dattani, Mumbai, India

MANTO-R MEYERA(WOMEN OF MANTO) (Bengali)*

The journey of three women who rise out of the bleakness of their lives and cast an aura of happiness around them

by Spotlight, Ohio

Based on 3 stories (Kaali Shilwar, License, and Sugandhi) 

Written by: Saadat Hasan Manto

Adapted and Directed by Usha Ganguli, Kolkata, India

THE CURIOUS CASE OF A CASUAL TERRORIST (English)

A big-mouth salesman trapped as a terrorist by a desperate law enforcement agency.

by ECTA, NJ

Written and directed by Sudipta Bhawmik, NJ

DHABOMAAN(THE RUN) (Bengali) *

This a story about greedy humans deciding the fate of animals who have as much right to cohabit this earth as the humans.

by Epic Actors' Workshop, NJ and Aastha, NJ

Written by Selim Al Deen

Directed by Golam Sarwar Harun, NY,NJ

THE DJINNS OF EIDGAH (English)

A story exploring the human cost of conflict in Kashmir,India

by Epic Actors' Workshop, NJ

Written by Abhishek Majumdar

Directed by Hafiz Karmali, Paris, France

 

* For non-English language shows, English supertitles will be provided.