Shunya Auditions!

Shunya is excited to be announcing auditions for our next TWO productions. Joint auditions for the next two productions will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 2 – 4 pm at the Anjali Center for Performing Arts.

Our Sept/October 2011 production:

The Prophet and the Poet
A play by Vijay Padaki, Directed by Yaksha Bhatt

Performance Dates: Sept 30 – October 9, 2011

The Prophet and the Poetis based on the exchange of letters and articles between Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore over 25 years, with the Indian freedom struggle as the backdrop. The letters reveal how the two personalities differed greatly on many important issues while maintaining great respect and admiration for each other.

CAST

Three Actors Rediscovering Indian History (ACTORS ARE NOT PLAYING GANDHI OR TAGORE)

NARRATOR- FEMALE

ACTOR EXPLORING THE LIFE OF GANDHI – MALE

ACTOR EXPLORING THE LIFE OF TAGORE- MALE

 

Our Jan/Feb 2012 production:

Partition
 

A play written by Ira Hauptman
Directed by Sara Kumar

Performance Dates: Jan 20 – Feb 5, 2012

Two geniuses. Two worlds. One maddening riddle. In 1913, a young, self-taught mathematical genius in India named Srinivasa Ramanujan is invited to England to work with G. H. Hardy, a Cambridge professor. But just as mathematics draws these two men from vastly different cultures together, it also possesses the power to destroy them. A riveting fantasy based on real events

CAST

Srinivasa Ramanujan, A mathematician from India; he ages from 26 to 32 during the play

G.H. Hardy, Professor of Mathematics, Trinity College, Cambridge University (London); he ages from 36 to 42

Alfred Billington, Professor of Classics, Trinity College, Cambridge University (London); early-mid 60s

Pierre De Fermat, Seventeenth-century French mathematician; mid-late 40s

London Police Officer, 40s-50s, can be played by the actor who plays Fermat

The Anjali Center for Performing Arts is at 2615 Cordes Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

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Shunya Monthly Play Readings

We are coming up on our next monthly play reading on Saturday, 5/21/11. If you are interested in South Asian theatre, this is a great way to get involved with Shunya. To learn more about our play readings, send me an email at
Sanjay@ShunyaTheatre.org
. You can sign up to hear about our play readings via our email newsletter: sign up under our “Contact” menu. The “Volunteer” email list will receive play reading notifications .

 

Sing for Simon

I received an interesting email from Jeff Liu seeking singers for Simon Cowell’s new TV show:

Dear Shunya Theatre,

I’m working with the promoters of Simon Cowell’s new show, X-Factor coming out on Fox Television in the Fall, and we are looking for community orgs to help us increase the show’s DIVERSITY.

Auditions will be held in Chicago on April 27 and we need your help. We want to reach out to all ASIANS, SOUTH ASIANS and PACIFIC ISLANDERS in the US who are singers – both as soloists and as groups. We are looking to increase the representation of Asian Americans, South Asians and Pacific Islanders on the show, and build a Facebook community to support our homegrown talent. You can help us by:

1. Someone you know has talent! Please get the word out to your friends, parents, cousins, church choirs, karaoke groups and encourage them to audition. Please forward this email or post on your Facebook page. If they want to audition, sign up information is at this website: http://thexfactor.blogs.fox.com/

2. Please “Like” the Facebook page API’S CAN SING and encourage your friends/constituents to share the information about this. Add videos of your favorite Asian American, South Asian and Pacific Islander artists. The link: http://www.facebook.com/APIsCanSing

3. Please post the attached flyer at your Center’s bulletin board or share with your local community members

Auditions are taking place in 6 cities:

1. LOS ANGELES – COMPLETED
2. MIAMI – COMPLETED
3. NEW YORK – COMPLETED
4. SEATTLE – APRIL 20
5. CHICAGO – APRIL 27
6. DALLAS – MAY26

I’ve attached more information. Let me know if you can help! Let’s REPRESENT!

Thank you,

Jeff Liu
API’s Can Sing