SoHo Rep – Public Obscenities

Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti, Associate Director/Dramaturg June 22, 2021 Collaboration with Misha Chowdhury, who is the playwright and director of this bilingual play (in progress), “Public Obscenities” with many other creative minds. Link to Public Obscenities page on SoHo Rep. SoHo Rep Media New York Times Excerpt from the website: Soho Rep and the National Asian American Theater Company have also commissioned another inaugural Project Number One artist, (website), to finish his bilingual play “Public Obscenities,” in Bengali and English. Read More. Broadway World Excerpt from the website: Chowdhury shares an…

No Make-Up

October 10 and 11, 2020. Online Zoom Performance The show has been produced by Cloud Playhouse Script – Sukanya Chakrabarti Direction – Ranjita Chakravarty SoundCloud Audio Recording of No Makeup Every poison has an antidote. What about domestic abuse? From the Event page (link)… Watch our play “No Make-up” on Saturday, Oct 10 or Sunday, Oct 11 at 7pm PT to find out more.

Dealing Dreams

October 3, 2020. Online Zoom Performance The show has been produced by EnActe Arts Stage Play Reading Direction- Sukanya Chakrabarti Play – Jeffrey Lo Two millennials must make moral compromises to succeed in the Silicon Valley grind. From the Event page (link)… Intelligent go-getters Zoe and Trey are striving to keep their heads afloat in today’s economy. They’ve graduated from elite schools only to face unemployment and chances at low-paying “McJobs”. They’re underqualified for jobs they want, overqualified for jobs they don’t want. Then Trey comes up with a striking…

Ramayana

Directed by Sukanya Chakrabarti, Anne Yumi Kobori, from a script by Anthony Clarvoe. Oct 13 at 7:30pm; Oct 14 at 4:00pm; Oct 15 at 2:00pm. Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino Produced by SF Shakes and EnActe Arts This fall semester, SF Shakes partners with EnActe Arts and the City of Cupertino for the first time to create a youth production. Students ages 8-18 will join with professional theater artists to tell the action-packed epic Ramayana, following Prince Rama on his quest to battle the Demon King Ravana. Flying monkeys, princesses, monsters,…

A Bare Stage

Written and directed by Sukanya Chakrabarti April 18, 19, 2015, Nitery, Stanford, CA A Bare Stage is about a woman who reconstructs her story by taking instances from her life and putting them up on stage. But the stories that she tells are those about deferred dreams and disillusionment. About A Bare Stage The structure of the play is not linear, and goes back and forth in time to create this sense of remembrance, which does not necessarily follow chronology. Since the story is told both in the form of…

almost…home…

Conceptualized by Sukanya Chakrabarti, May 2014 Roble Theater, Stanford, CA. May 18-20, 2014 Event Listing on Stanford University: Arts Institute, Sparks Grant page (link) What is home? Where is home? What are the boundaries of home? Are we the bodies that build our home, or are we carrying our homes in our bodies? Through the recreation of memories as performance, we explore how our bodies remind us of our homes and the ways that home gets mapped onto bodies. Conceptualized by: Sukanya ChakrabartiDevised by: Andrea hale, Kuna Sangani, Sruti Sarathy, Yvette…

Divided Together

Adapted and directed by Sukanya Chakrabarti Nitery Theater in the Old Union, March 8, 10, 2013 Excerpt from Stanford University: Drama Graduate Student Showcase (link) “Two friends there were – one mind, one heart.”  The two men are best of friends till both of them fall in love with the same woman, Padmini, and one of them marries her. She is in love with her husband’s mind, and the other man’s body. In an act of sacrifice, the two men chop off their heads in a temple to the Goddess Kali.…