NERVE

August 13 and 19, 2023. Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto. Written – Minita Gandhi. Directed – Kirsten Brandt. Dramaturg – Sukanya Chakrabarti. Theatre Works Event Page Jyoti, a recent widow with ailing health, finds the future of her well-being in her daughters’ hands. A multigenerational and multicultural journey that explores the love language of food, Nerve asks what our legacy is and that we truly leave behind. What is our value in the world when we are no longer of service to people? And what are the benefits and consequences…

Unearthed – Untold Stories from the Ramayana

April 22-23, 2022. ODC Theater, San Francisco Script – Sukanya Chakrabarti Direction – Amit Patel and Ishika Seth Unearthed Facebook Event Page Medium – Ishika Seth and Amit Patel Unearth The Contemporary In The Ancient “Unearthed” is a dance and music production that excavates the stories of forgotten voices in the Hindu epic, Ramayana. Bringing forth diverse perspectives, we examine these stories in a modern context, relating them to current social and political themes. Using the idiom of Indian Contemporary dance movement, music and narration, “Unearthed” brings together a stellar…

A Nice Indian Boy

Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti, Director March 11-18, 2022 Written by by Madhuri Shekar and Directed by Sukanya Chakrabarti Location: Creative Arts Building, The Lab Sponsor: School of Theatre and Dance – Link to Events Page on SFSU. Media India Currents Our production of A Nice Indian Boy made it into India Currents. Read this great interview with Sukanya Chakrabarti who directed this queered romantic comedy with an essence of Bollywood (article). SF Arts Naveen Gavaskar just wants a traditional Indian marriage to a nice Indian boy. While his parents are trying…

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 Video Recording of No Makeup on YouTube 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.