Playwright accepts commissions.
KESAV M. WABLE (actor, writer) was the 2006-07 Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) inaugural South Asian Playwriting Fellow at the Lark Theatre and Play Development Center in New York City . He received this honor for his play, For Flow based on Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. For Flow was staged at Theater for the New City in November 2008 by 25 to Life Productions.
In 2005 he completed the script Ashoka’s Wheel which was selected for a directed reading as part of the Chicago-based company Rasaka Theatre’s reading series. The reading was staged on March 1st, 2006 to a full-house that thoroughly appreciated the merits of the piece (see www.ashokaswheel.com). In July of 2006, Ashoka’s Wheel was featured as a finalist in the Chicago Dramatists’ Many Voices Project.
As an actor, he appeared as Darius in Yong Soo Pak’s film Antigone 5000. He has performed in numerous stage productions including Stephen in Israel Horovitz’s Line at the 13th Street Repertory Theater, Hossein in Khaddish in East Jerusalem at the Theater for the New City and Murellus in Julius Caesar at the National Black Theater’s all staged in New York City. In 2004, Kesav collaborated with eyeBLINK ENTERTAINMENT to stage an adaptation of Indian folk tales, Beneath the Banyan Tree, that he co-wrote with Qurrat Kadwani.
In 2009, Kesav completed another script, Chakras and, in November 2010, he acted in an original short comedy entitled Clothesline at Theater for the New City’s “Green Roof Fundraiser.” Kesav is a graduate, cum laude, of Brooklyn Law School 08, and is admitted to the bar of New York State.
Full Length Plays
It is present day. Kiran Deshpande, a real estate mogul and chair of a successful charity, Ashoka’s Wheel, steps to the podium with his wife Ritu, to address the guests attending the celebration of their non-profit’s tenth anniversary. Kiran will come to learn that his non-profit, an organization that raises money in the U.S. to support developmental projects in India, has become involved in the unseemly underbelly of Indian politics. When the American authorities conduct a random audit of Ashoka’s Wheel, the shady money trail provokes a deeper investigation. Kiran’s attempts to cover-up the organization’s affairs and evade his own past, will have a lasting effect on his entire family.
Dee and Kane are two MC’s from the borough of the Bronx searching for a way to climb out of the hard-knock lives they’ve been forced to lead. We join them on a street corner where they await the arrival of Flow, a record producer Dee claims to have met earlier that week in a club. Although each young man greets this opportunity with his own unique disposition, both are aware of how important this meeting is to their lives.
Neil Das and Anita Thierry are a young couple in a troubled relationship. Neil is burdened by his recent experiences in Iraq, where he worked for the private security firm, Apex. Seeking respite and in the hopes of fortifying their bond, Neil and Anita enroll in a yoga retreat at Guru Venugopal’s yoga ashram in upstate New York. Within a few days of their stay, it becomes clear that Neil cannot escape the past. The past is what brought him here and now he must reckon with it.