SHOWS & READING

(STARTING WITH THE MOST RECENT)

August 2 - September 8, 2019
Multiple theaters, Bengaluru, India

2nd August, 6:30 pm

BHIVE, HSR Layout


3rd August,  7:00 pm

SHOONYA, Lalbagh Road
 

28th August, 7:30 pm

RANGASHANKARA, JP Nagar


31st August, 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm (2 Shows)

ATTAGALATTA, Koramangala

 

6th September, 8:00 pm

JAGRITI THEATRE, Whitefield

8th September, 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm (2 Shows)

BANGALORE INTERNATIONAL CENTER, Domlur

DIRECTED by Rachana Prasad. PRODUCED by: Chiranthana

CAST: Avinash Muddappa,Dimpy Fadhya, Adit Abraham, Shilpa Rudrappa, Anand Rajamani, and Madhav Mohan. MUSIC: Dr. Prakash Sontakke LIGHTS: Pradeep Belawadi SETS: Prashant/Abhi.

CHOREOGRAPHY: Harshavardhana. DANCERS: Sandeep, Lalitha Bhat, Annu Pillai, and Shruti

November 1 - 17, 2018
Mark O' Donnell Theatre, Actor's Fund Art Centre
Brooklyn, New York. Produced by BNW Rep.

Successfully completed a 3-week run for a very diverse and discerning audience in downtown Brooklyn. 

 

DIRECTED by Claire Beckman*. PRODUCED by: Brave New World Repertory Theatre

CAST: Vishal Vaidya*, Salma Shaw*, Onkar Dhindsa, Noreen Quadir, and Nachiketh Anand

STAGE MANAGER: Priscilla Villaneuva* ASM/AD: Deepti Nagendra COSTUME: Brittani Beresford

SOUND: Kyra Bowie LIGHTS/PROJECTION: Baxter Pitt SETS: William Anderson.

* Members of Actors Equity Association

May 24, 2018
International Voices Project 2018,
Instituto Cervantes, Chicago. Reading and Talkback.

Picked as India's entry in the festival featuring plays from Spain, Serbia, Poland, Syria, Finland, Canada and Germany. 

 

DIRECTED by Emily Antoff. 

Produced by Rasaka Theater

 

 

 

January 20, 2018
Reading with Brave New World, Brooklyn, NY.

One of the 5 plays selected for Brave New World Rep's 2018 season. 

DIRECTED by Anand Rao.

CAST: Dipti Mehta, Sriram Kanneganti, Jay NambiarDeeksha Ketkar

STAGE MANAGER: Stephanie Louis Opper. COSTUME: Swathy Sekhar Anand.

 

 

August 6, 2017
Victoria Mastrobuono Theater, Rutgers University, NJ.

Produced by: Growing Giants.

Invited to open the 12th Annual South Asian Theatre Festival,

a festival showcasing American and international playwrights and theatre directors of South Asian origin.  

Directed by Anand Rao.

CAST: Dipti Mehta, Sriram Kanneganti, Jay NambiarNoreen Quadir,

Nachiketh Anand CREATIVE CONSULTANT: Kim Sharp.

STAGE MANAGER: Stephanie Louis Opper. Costume: Swathy Sekhar Anand

 

 

September 8, 2017
Crescent Underground Theater, Yale University, CT.

Invited for performance and discussion on campus at Yale University. ​

DIRECTED by Anand Rao.

CAST: Dipti Mehta, Sriram Kanneganti, Jay NambiarNoreen Quadir.

CREATIVE CONSULTANT: Kim Sharp.

STAGE MANAGER: Stephanie Louis Opper. COSTUME: Swathy Sekhar Anand.

 

May 19, 2017
Staged Reading at the Jersey City Theatre Centre, Jersey City, NJ.

Produced by: Jersey City Theatre.

Directed by Anand Rao.

CAST: Shivantha Wijesinha, Anaseini Katoa, Jay NambiarDeeksha Ketkar,

Nachiketh Anand. STAGE MANAGER: Codi Chester.

 

February 15, 2017
Staged Reading at the Episcopal Actor's Guild, New York, NY.

Produced by: Break-A-Leg Productions.

Directed by Kim T. Sharp.

CAST: Anshuman Sharma, Dipti Mehta,

Sriram Kanneganti, Deeksha Ketkar,

Jorge Torres, Martin Kalwill, Terri Black.

 

September 12-18, 2016

Thespis Summerfest. Hudson Guild Theater, New York, NY.

Produced by MAD Playhouse and Growing Giants.

Performed to oversold shows and standing ovations. Offered an extended run. Won a nomination for the “Best Play/Musical” award out of 74 highly ambitious shows. Audience and organizers rated the play as one of the best in the festival.

Read media reviews.  | Read audience feedback.

Directed by Kim T. Sharp. Cast: Gopal Divan, Nikita Tewani, Ram Kanneganti, Deeksha Ketkar, Jorge Torres and David Lopez. Stage Manager: Codi Chester. Costume and Props: Swathy Sekhar Anand

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March 8, 2016
Staged Reading at Theater 54, Shetler Studios, New York, NY.

Produced by: Artistic New Directions.

Directed by Gene Santarelli.

CAST: Gopal Divan, Nikita Tewani, Sanjana Shukla,

Sriram Kanneganti, Anita Ganesan, Naveen Naidu,

Jorge Torres and David Lopez.

 

November 2015 to March 2016
Script development and early readings

The first draft of A Muslim in the Midst was completed in November 2015. The early development of the script was supported by NYC-based theater group Artistic New Directions (AND). Guided by Kristine Niven, Gene Santarelli, and Jeffrey Sweet, the script evolved over a period of three months culminating in the first staged reading as a part of AND's Eclectics showcase of emerging works.

Actors involved in the early workshops and readings: Anand Ray, Mahima Saigal, Gopal Divan, David Marx, Gayatri Higashide,  Trevor Jones, Naveen Naidu, Jorge Torres and David Lopez.

 

© 2016 Anand Rao. Growing Giants LLC 
 

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