South Asian Theater Festival 2015
SATF

10th South Asian Theater Festival, 2015
Brought to you by
Epic Actors’ Workshop
Bringing Communities Together


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


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


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


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


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


Dishwasher’s Dreams
A solo performance in English, written, directed and performed by Alaudin Ullah, actor, director and stand-up comedian, New York


Indian Idol
A children’s play in Bengali, performed by Mrittika, New Jersey in association with 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


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


TICKETS
Prices:
Friday Saturday Sunday Season
General $10 $30 $30 $50
Students $5 $15 $15 $25
Senior Citizens $8 $25 $25 $40

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Schedule

August 21, 2015 Friday
7:00 – 7:30 PM Doors Open and Seating
7:30 – 8:00 PM Opening Remarks, Lamp Lighting, SATF 10 years journey – an audio visual presentation
8:15 – 9:00 PM Tribute to Shambhu Mitra - A performance in Bengali, illustrating musical compositions used in his plays by the legendary Shambhu Mitra, researched, directed and performed by Shamila (Pinki) Ghoshal, Manjari School of Performing Arts & Parthasarathy Mukhopadhyay, Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Jersey
9:00 – 10:30 PM Reception for SATF Honorees – by invitation only

August 22, 2015 Saturday
2:30 – 3:00 PM Doors Open and Seating
3:00 – 4:00 PM 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
4:15 – 5:15 PM 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
5:30 – 6:30 PM 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
7:15 – 8:45 PM Tartuffe: The Impostor - An Indian adaptation of a play by Moliere, directed by Dr. Farley Richmond, and performed by ICS, East Brunswick, New Jersey
9:00 – 10:00 PM Dishwasher’s Dreams - A solo performance in English, written, directed and performed by Alaudin Ullah, actor, director and stand-up comedian, New York

August 23, 2015 Sunday
2:30 – 3:00 PM Doors Open and Seating
3:00 – 4:00 PM Indian Idol - A children’s play in Bengali, performed by Mrittika, New Jersey in association with Nandikar, Kolkata
4:30 – 6:30 PM 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
7:15 – 9:15 PM Senapoti - A Bengali play written by Abdullah al Mamun, directed by Irene Parvin Lopa of Bangladesh, produced and performed by AASTHA, New Jersey
9:15 – 9:30 PM Closing Remarks