American Arts Council presents the Tendulkar
Festival, celebrating the life and work of India's most acclaimed
playwright, Vijay Tendulkar. Leading Indian contemporary playwright,
screen and television writer, literary journalist, humanist and
social commentator, Tendulkar has been the most influential dramatist
in India for the past decade.
The Indo-American Arts Council's passionate mission to build an
awareness of Indian artists and their work is given ample berth
by Mr. Tendulkar's work. His piercing insights into human behavior
and his exhaustive repertoire made showcasing his work an obvious
choice. Conceived and organized by the Indo-American Arts Council
for presentation throughout New York City, the Tendulkar Festival
has attracted partners both South Asian as well as American: The
Play Company, Queens Museum of Art, Martin Segal Theatre CUNY
Graduate Center, Alter Ego Productions, Desipina Theatre Co, Lark
Theatre Co, Rasa Theatre Group, Salaam Theatre Group, PanAsian
Rep and The Players Club.
Beginning September 29 and continuing for the entire month of October,
IAAC in collaboration with all major South Asian Theatre companies
will present the most comprehensive collection of Tendulkar's plays
and films ever to be held in the United States. Play readings, seminars,
discussions, film screenings as well as a full length production
his play Sakharam Binder is scheduled as a part of the Festival.
The Lark Play Development Center will present the first public reading
of his new play His Fifth Woman. Mr. Tendulkar will be present for
interviews and post performance/screening discussions at all events.
Opening night performances include a collection of vignettes from
Vijay Tendulkar's life and works, produced by Alter Ego. Formed
completely by South Asian Professionals in New York, the company
has gone on to become on the hottest names in theatre production
and were chosen by renowned British playwright Tom Stoppard to produce
the debut of his play in New York Indian Ink - which ran to packed
houses in New York in October 2003. The performance will be followed
by an address by the playwright and a reception at the Consulate
General of India.
Desipina & Company in association with The Indo-American
Arts Council are excited to present:
2004 Tendulkar Festival Official Kick-Off
Event @ The K Lounge
Be entertained admist the lounge’s
plush seating and mellow vibe, where you will be presented with
excerpts from the Desipina presentation in the IAAC Tendulkar Festival as well as other snippets from
the Desipina fall season line-up. Alum
Desipina artists involved include VishakanJeyakumar (Writer,
7.11 Franchised, Raj Against the Machine),
SamratChakrabarti (Writer/Musical Lyricist, 7.11 Franchised,
A Very Desi Christmas), Nandita Shenoy (Actor, 7.11 Convenience Theatre,
Ensemble), plus many more familiar and new faces!
Don't miss out on this incredible line-up of performers!
Or your chance to mingle with other Tendulkar fans! Or the opportunity to network
and party for FREE! Put your name on the guest list today,
to guarantee your admittance to the fun festivities precluding the
ALTER EGO PRODUCTIONS' PRESENTS:
WHO'S AFRIAD OF VIJAY TENDULKAR?
A DRAMATIC COLLAGE
Written by Anuvab Pal and Shourin Roy
Directed by Anuvab Pal
Producer: Nilay Oza