Almost Home

Conceptualized by Sukanya Chakrabarti, May 2014

Roble Theater, Stanford, CA. May 18-20, 2014

Event Listing on Stanford University: Arts Institute, Sparks Grant page (link)

What is home? Where is home? What are the boundaries of home?

Are we the bodies that build our home, or are we carrying our homes in our bodies?

Through the recreation of memories as performance, we explore how our bodies remind us of our homes and the ways that home gets mapped onto bodies.

Conceptualized by: Sukanya Chakrabarti
Devised by: Andrea hale, Kuna Sangani, Sruti Sarathy, Yvette Dickson-Tetteh, Sukanya Chakrabarti
Shot and edited by: Vinith Misra

Date / Time

Sunday May 18th 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.
Monday May 19th 7:30pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday May 20th 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Roble Theater
374 Santa Teresa St 
Stanford, CA

Videos used as part of the Performance

Video Segment 1

Almost Home Video Segment 1

Video Segment 2

Almost Home Video Segment 2

Video Segment 3

Almost Home Video Segment 3

Video Segment 4

Almost Home Video Segment 4

Video Segment 5

Almost Home Video Segment 5

Video Segment 6

Almost Home Video Segment 6

Performance Photos

Promotional Material for the Performance

Poster, Program, web page on Stanford Spark! webpage



Sukanya Thumbnail I am an artist-scholar and Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies at the School of Theatre and Dance, San Francisco State University. 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. 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.


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

Sukanya C.