The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) and The Lark Theatre Company
Indian Plays in the Diaspora
Staged readings of three new plays preceded by a staged reading of a new screenplay.
TANDOORI BLUE EYES (a title under consideration)
A screenplay in development* by Aasif Mandvi and Jonathan Bines Directed by Siraj Jhaveri While chasing the dream a/becoming a famous French Chef, a South Asian man finds love and discovers himself through Indian cooking. Wednesday, November 7, 8 pm
* This screenplay is in development and is an opportunity for the writers and director to hear their work read aloud by actors in the presence of an audience.
A Play by Sujata Bhatt Directed by Madhur Jaffrey Dramaturged by Mike Peters A black comedy with an underbelly that explores the price of a good life for an immigrant Indian family through television, biotech research and multibiltion dollar deals.
A Play by Shishir Kiirup Directed by Kiran Merchant Dramaturged by Erin Mee A free adaptation of Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare set in the South Asian community in and around Culver City, CA.
A play by David Freeman Directed by Vernice Miller Dramaturged by Rajika Puri The great Indian mathematician Ramamijan reaches beyond cultural dislocation and spiritual crisis to forge an alliance with British Scholar G.H. Hardy during World War One.
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