[nyfoil-l] 7PM on Monday (6/21) - Awaaz Pride Event (S3M)
citygirl at SALAAMtheatre.org
Thu Jun 17 14:32:11 CDT 2004
Celebrate the Summer Solstice, Gay Pride and all things HOT as SALAAM
Theatre kicks off AWAAZ, our inaugural and annual South Asian Play
Monday, June 21, 2004 - 7:00 PM
SALAAM 3rd Mondays
Geeta Citygirl, Artistic Director
celebrates GAY PRIDE 2004,
as we kick-off AWAAZ: our inaugural & annual South Asian Play Reading
AWAAZ* - New voices/ New plays
presents staged readings of two plays:
Taking place in a community center in present-day Manhattan, this
full-length play takes you to meeting of a support group for young gay
Directed by Ashok Sinha
Rita Garg as Nausheen
Sanjiv Javeri as Vish and Mr. Chowdhury
Priyanka Mathew as Mary
Maulik Pancholy as Raj
Tyler Pierce as Gilbert and Random Bus Passenger
Omar Rahim as Neal
Reena Shah as Umera
Brenden Varma as Vikram
WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR SLURPEE
Place: A 7-11 convenience store just outside Wilmhackey, South Dakota.
Time: Way past any sensible person's bedtime.
Directed by Paul Knox
Rupak Bhattacharya as Mohammad
Kristi Tomooka-Russo* as Lin
Nandita Shenoy* as Rani
Traditional Q&A and complimentary refreshments for your pleasure.
16 West 32nd Street - 10th floor
Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway
New York, NY 10001
Admission: (nobody is turned away due to lack of funds)
Email: rsvp at SALAAMtheatre.org
About the Playwrights:
BRENDEN VARMA is an actor and dancer who has performed at various
locations in Washington, DC, including the National Theatre,
Constitution Hall, and the Gala Hispanic Theatre. In New York, he is a
regular dance instructor at D.J. Rekhas immensely popular Basement
Bhangra parties and has worked with Camara Dance Unlimited and Arya
International. Last year, SALAAM Theatre presented his one-act version
of this play, SAFE SPACE. The son of a Punjabi father and Maharashtrian
mother, who met while both serving as captains in the Indian Army, he
speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
PAUL KNOX's INFORMED CONSENT is currently a finalist in the Samuel
French Best Short Plays of 2004 competition. This past year he directed
his KALIGHAT for the Indo-American Arts Council and the Baruch
Performing Arts Center, and his GEHRI DOSTI: 5 Short Plays With A South
Asian Bent ;-) at Harvard University. He is the Executive Director of
Circle East (formerly the Circle Rep Lab) and a cofounder and trustee of
the Tides Foundation - India Fund, which supports grassroots education
and community building efforts among sexually marginalized groups in
*AWAAZ means VOICE
The goal of AWAAZ, other than to expose our large and diverse SALAAM
audience to new and emerging writing, is to develop voices that will go
on to be valuable
storytellers about South Asian issues through entertaining theatricality
and thereby add to the already diverse texture of the New York
* AWAAZ is not only to help emerging playwrights through staged readings
and development workshops but also develop some of these plays with an
eye to full
productions for SALAAM Theatre's 2005 Season.
Please join us for each installment of our AWAAZ Play Reading Series.
You never know what special talents you'll meet so just mark your
calendars and be part of this growing movement of artists and
activists. For an energizing and engaging event, make it SALAAM time.
"We get arts and activism mixed up."
SALAAM Theatre is a not-for-profit professional multidisciplinary
celebrating South Asian American artistic excellence through creative
and experimentation that challenges all boundaries, connects all peoples
links all the arts in the spirit of progressive solidarity.
Geeta Citygirl, Artistic Director
SALAAM Theatre (South Asian League of Artists in AMerica)
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