The Last Flames – by Sudipta Bhawmik

Setting: New York City, 1948

Synopsis:
Basanta Koomar Roy, an expatriate journalist from India, has been credited by Tagore researchers as a key person (besides W. B Yeats and Ezra Pound) responsible for popularizing Rabindranath Tagore in USA. But Roy fell from his idol’s grace for reasons that torment many a biographer and journalist even today. [...]

Draw the Cirle – by Deen

Synopsis: As Deen struggles to come to terms with being a transgender man, those who love him most find themselves struggling as well in this unique solo show, told entirely from the point of view of Deenā s family, friends and partner, yet performed by Deen himself.
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Emblem – by Shyamala Moorty

Synopsis: The post 9/11 South Asian-American body becomes beholden to U.S. Homeland Security and molded by patriotic nationalism.  The performer, once a South Asian woman, becomes the Emblem of the US: the predatory bald eagle, as it soars into the boundless space of the future, leaving a trail of carcasses behind
Setting: Urban neighborhood in the [...]

When Saris Speak (The Mother) – Part I of Migritude, An Epic Journey in Four Movements – by Shailja Patel

Synopsis: 90-minute spoken-word theatre show
Written, produced, and performed by Shailja Patel
Directed by Kim Cook, Choreography by Parijat Desai  www.parijatdesai.org
90-minute spoken-word theatre show. Uses artist’s trousseau of saris, passed down by her mother, to unfold hidden histories of women’s lives in the bootprint of Empire, from India to East Africa. Text consists of 14 sections, divided [...]