Backspace plays at Fitzgerald’s, Mandar on tabla

Shunya’s own Mandar Sane (multiple music composition and performance credits, actor in Bricks and Lyrics) will be playing tabla for the song Within You Without You during Backspace’s December 29 show at Fitzgerald’s. The band is going to cover tunes from the Beatles and the Kinks. The show starts at 7pm, tickets are $15, and the proceeds go to charity.

Big turnout at the December Shunya play reading

We had a large and enthusiastic group at our play reading last Friday. Thanks to everyone who came out. We read a new play — a comedy that is still in progress, and a great time was had by all. If you are interested in joining us for future readings, sign up to receive our email newsletter (link is in the footer of all of the pages of this website).

Call for one act scripts from Yatraa Theatre in the Bay Area

Raj Ray of Yatraa is looking for scripts for a potential production at the Bay Area Bengali Theater Festival in Feb 2012. He’s looking for a one act, 45-60 minutes, max cast size 4-5, preferably a serious drama with the subject matter being South Asian or diaspora related. You can email him at raj.ray at gmail dot com.

Casting Call for Rajiv Joseph’s Animals Out of Paper

Shona Strauser of Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska sends this casting call. The actor can be older than 17, but must look young:

Perseverance Theatre seeks actors to audition for the mainstage role of Suresh in Rajiv Joseph’s Animals Out of Paper.

Suresh is a 17-year-old East Indian student, raised in the U.S. He’s sensitive, intelligent, artistic and confident. He’s into hip hop and origami.

For a copy of the script or to schedule an audition, please contact Shona Strauser at (907)364-2421 ext. 232, or shona at perseverancetheatre dot org