• Shailja Patel’s Bwagamoyo selected for 2010 Sundance Theatre Lab:Shailja Patel’s new work, “Bwagamoyo”, is one of 7 projects selected, from over 650 submissions, for the 2010 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab.

    Founded by Robert Redford, the Sundance Theatre Lab is supported by leading dramaturgs, directors and actors, and is recognized globally as an incubator for some of the finest cutting-edge theatre of our time. Creative advisors for the 2010 Lab are Pulitzer-prize winning playwright and director, Marsha Norman, and actor / producer, Meryl Streep.

    “Bwagamoyo (The Father)” explores constructions of race and masculinity, from colonial Zanzibar to Kenya’s post-election violence, mapped on the terrain of the male body. It is the second movement in MIGRITUDE, Patel’s four-part opus.

    Philip Himberg, the artistic director of the Sundance Theatre Lab, says the seven projects chosen were those the judges considered: “the most dynamic and innovative content; the most muscular, poetic and compelling writing.”

  • Friend of SouthAsianPlays Neilesh Bose launches his new book “Beyond Bollywood and Broadway: Plays from South Asian Diaspora” at a free Conference on South Asian diasporic theatre on August 10th and 11th at the CUNY Graduate Center NY, NY featuring many South Asian playwrights. Details.