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Tendulkar Festival October 2004

 

Tendulkar Festival

The Indo 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: 

The 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 Vishakan Jeyakumar (Writer, 7.11 Franchised, Raj Against the Machine), Samrat Chakrabarti (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 Tendulkar festival!

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

Cast List:

Levitra Jaisingh - Deepa Purohit
Dr. Thelonius Grundle - Michael Gnat
Kamala, Sumitra, Laxmi - Gita Reddy Jaisingh, Bapu, Ghasiram Kotwal, Sakharam Binder - Rizwan Manji
Sarita/ Champa - Poorna Jagannathan
Servant- Priyanka Mathew
Dawood - Akshay
Nana - Gaurav Tejwani

Woman 1 - Puja Ogale
Woman 2 - Seema Malik

Audience 1 - Akshay
Audience 2 - Reshma Patel Audience 3 - Puloma Mukherjee
Coolie - Ranjit Gupte

Sign bearer/ Chorus - Vaishali Thubrikar.

Stage Directions: Anuvab Pal


TIME: 6PM - 10PM
DATE: OCTOBER 5, 2004

LOCATION: K LOUNGE 30 W. 52ND STREET
PRICE: FREE!!!!

RSVPs required as space is limited rsvp@desipina.org

 
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