Performances




Democratically Speaking

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.

 

Conference of the Birds

Chitra

September 9-11, 2016, Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, CA.

Sukanya Chakrabarti, Actor and Dancer

From the Facebook Event page (link)...

Thirty artists representing ten dance traditions spanning four continents feature in a vibrant, multi-sensory interpretation of the timeless Sufi quest narrative – The Conference of the Birds. EnActe Arts and Sangam Arts present a contemporary interpretation of the 12th century Persian poet Farid Attar’s magnum opus – an inspirational parable about the painful but beautiful human journey towards understanding.

 

Chitra, The Warrior Princess

Chitra

May 8, 2015, Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto

Singer in EnActe's Chitra Dance Drama

From Chitra's website (link)...

In honor of his birth anniversary, EnActe honors Poet Laureate Rabindranath Tagore with a new re-imagining of his acclaimed work Chitra, based on an episode in the Mahabharata.

 

Merchant on Venice

Merchant on Venice

Written by Shishir Kurup, directed by Sonalee Hardikar and Amsalan Doraisingam, An enActe Production, November 2014

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, CA. Nov 14-22, 2014

Shakespeare brings Bollywood to Venice Blvd

Meet the Indian diaspora of Venice Blvd, L.A. in this wickedly funny, wildly inventive and politically provocative re-imagining of Shakespeare's classic.

 

Yoni ki Baat

Yoni ki Baat

Stanford University, California, March 2014

Acted in Yoni ki Baat, Directed by Sindhu Singh, produced by Rangmanch, the South Asian theater group in Stanford University

 

All this time we could have been friends

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Show Dates: February 6-8, 2014

Performer in All this time we could have been friends

 

Out of Water

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San Francisco, California, June 2013

Performed in performance pieces Out of Water (devised and conceptualized by artists Helen Paris and Caroline Wright)

 

Oedipus

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Actor in Oedipus, Stanford Summer Theater

Nitery Theater, Old Union, July - August 2011

Excerpt from Stanford Summer Theater (link)

In 2011, Stanford Summer Theater (in collaboration Stanford's Continuing Studies Program and Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts) presents our 13th season, the "Memory Play Festival."

We feature Seneca’s *Oedipus* in Ted Hughes powerful translation, directed by Matt Moore, with Matthew DiBiasio, Courtney Walsh, Tom Freeland, and Beth Deitchman. *Oedipus* plays Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm, July 28 - August 14, in the Nitery Theater, Old Union.

 


Welcome

Sukanya Thumbnail I received my doctoral degree in Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford in June 2016. My dissertation, completed under the guidance of Dr. Jisha Menon, was awarded the Charles R. Lyons Memorial Prize for Outstanding Dissertation. My research project was supported by the Graduate Research Opportunities Award in Stanford, which facilitated my fieldwork in India and Bangladesh during the summer of 2013 and 2014; and the Wisch Fellowship by the Center for South Asia, Stanford University, for my work in South Asian theater and performance studies. I identify as an artist-scholar, and my training and specialization are in the area of oral history; postcolonial and ethnic studies (with a focus on South Asian performance studies); ethnomusicology; dramatic literature; transcultural theater and performance; experimental devised performances; and community-based performance-making.

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It would be wonderful to hear back from you, and you can always reach me via email.

Sukanya C.