Democratically Speaking

Sukanya Chakrabarti, Performer October 20-22, 2016. Pigott Theater, Stanford, CA. Event Listing on Facebook (link) A co-production of SRT, Ethics in Society, Stanford Peace + Justice Studies Initiative, and TAPS, “Democratically Speaking” explores the idea and realities of “democracy,” from ancient Greece to the Occupy Movement. A timely exploration of “people power” (the root meaning of demos + kratos), :Democratically Speaking” offers a compelling challenge to all of us in this important US election year. Conceptualized by: Rush RehmDirected by: Lindsey Grzenczyk Mantoan

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…

Oral Literature and Literate Orality 2014-2015

Sukanya presents on ‘Performing [as] Bauls: Renegotiating ‘Folk’ Identities Through the Lens of Performance’ Meadenhall, Stanford University.¬†January 26, 2015, 12:00pm. We are delighted to announce Oral Literature and Literate Orality. This Geballe workshop examines the relationship of oral and written literature from a multidisciplinary perspective, considering topics such as the transmission and textualization of folk literature, the interplay between spoken word and written text, and the sociology of reading and performance. We are tremendously excited by our lineup of speakers, coming from across many disciplines, this coming year and hope…