10th South Asian Theater Festival, 2015
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Dates: August 21, 22, 23
Venue: George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Council on the Arts.

This Year’s Performances

Tribute to Sombhu Mitra

A performance in Bengali, illustrating musical compositions used in his plays by the legendary Sombhu Mitra, researched, directed and performed by Shamila (Pinki) Ghoshal, Manjari School of Performing Arts & Parthasarathy Mukhopadhyay, Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Jersey

Here We Are

An English play, adapted from a short story by the same name by Dorothy Parker, directed by Anshita Kumar and performed by The SAPAN Institute and Natyabharati, Washinghington DC

Sitarah – The Stars

An English solo performance on the stories of three women’s destinies in different periods in Afghanistan, directed by Lief Persson from Sweden, and written and performed by Monirah Hashemi, distinguished artist and actress from Afghanistan

Nari: Women Of The World

A Dance Theater based on some episodes of Mahabharata, directed and choreographed by Brinda Guha, Kala Mandir Dance Company, New York

Tartuffe: The Impostor

An Indian adaptation of a play by Moliere, directed by Dr. Farley Richmond, and performed by ICS, East Brunswick, New Jersey

Post Office

An English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Dak Ghar, directed by Hafiz Karmali and performed by Drama Wallah, New York.

Indian Idol

A children’s play in Bengali, produced and performed by Mrittika Inc. – A South Asian Center for Language and Heritage of New Jersey, in association with Partha Pratim Deb (of Nandikar), Kolkata

Ekti Rajnoitik Hotya

A Bengali adaptation of Peter Weiss’s play – “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade”, directed by Indian director / actor Abhik Chatterjee, performed by Epic Actors’ Workshop, New Jersey


A Bengali play written by Abdullah al Mamun, directed by Irene Parvin Lopa of Bangladesh, produced and performed by AASTHA, New Jersey

Theater in Breaks

Witness our new experimental work – “Theater in Breaks” in the Black Box adjacent to the main auditorium during the breaks between programs.
Aug 22 – Metamorphosis : Human trafficked to market commodity
Aug 23 – “Ami ChitranGoda” and “RoopKothar kelenkari”