Audition Announcement! Partition by Ira Hauptman



A play by Ira Hauptman

Directed by Sara Kumar
Set Design by James V. Thomas
Lighting Design by Kris Phelps

The show will run August 2nd – August 18th, 2013
@ 14 Pews in the Heights
Rehearsals begin mid-June.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 from 1 – 5 PM
@ Midtown Arts Center

Please email with headshot, resume, and preferred audition time. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared for cold readings from the script. For more info about Shunya, please visit


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; he ages from 36 to 42.

NAMAGIRI OF NAMAKKAL, the Hindu goddess, mid-20s, beautiful.

ALFRED BILLINGTON, Professor of Classics, Trinity College, Cambridge University, mid-late 40s

PIERRE DE FERMAT, seventeenth-century French mathematician, mid-late 40s.

London POLICE OFFICER, 40s-50s, can be played by the actor who plays Fermat.


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.

“This is one terrific theater evening…a play which grabs you from the beginning and takes you through an often funny, but moving and deeply human experience.” Berkeley Daily Planet

Leaving San Jacinto

Leaving San Jacinto is a new and exciting play by Diana Howie, in-house playwright at the Country Playhouse. It is being directed by Dianne K. Webb (Director of Shunya’s production of Art), and the Assistant Director is Anjana Menon (AD for Art and actor, The Prophet and the Poet). It is set in Texas of 1836, soon after the Battle of San Jacinto, when three important figures in Texas history; Sam Houston, Santa Anna and Lorenzo de Zavala; find themselves aboard the Yellow Stone in each others company enroute to Galveston. The play takes place entirely on the prow of the boat!
Please note that Leaving San Jacinto will be playing for one weekend only, between Thursday February 28th to Sunday March 3. Tickets are at $28.00 apiece. You can purchase them online at Alternatively you can try calling the box office at 713-467-4497. Groups of 20 or more, $5.00 discount per ticket.


For more information:


And here’s a write-up about the play:

Remembered, Regained: Immigrant Arts of Houston

From the Houston Arts Alliance:

Remembered, Regained: Immigrant Arts of Houston, the Houston Arts Alliance Folklife + Traditional Art program’s celebration of the rich musical, visual and oral traditions of Houston’s diverse cultural communities, continues with Sharing the Immigrant Advantage: Lectures and Workshops. Join us as we explore the immigrant experience in Houston. The following events are free and open to the public*.

6:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 13,

Houston Museum of African American Culture, 4807 Caroline Street

6:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 27

Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd.

3 p.m., Sat., March 2

Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz Street

Seating needs to be reserved from

Houston Arts Alliance: Voices of the Spirit

Via the Houston Arts Alliance:


A concert celebrating devotional music from the city’s diverse immigrant communities. Styles include Sikh Kirtans, Sufi Songs, Nigerian Praise, Vietnamese Choral Music and Carnatic Ragas.

Presented by Houston Arts Alliance Folklife + Traditional Arts Program in partnership with Asia Society Texas Center & VOX Culture

7:30 p.m., Saturday, 19 January 3 p.m., Sunday, 20 January

Asia Society Texas Center 1370 Southmore Blvd.

FREE with a reservation. For reservations, email Sarah Hua at

Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts Program will present two performances of sacred music from Houston’s Sufi, Sikh, Nigerian and Vietnamese faith communities. Both performances feature the same program. RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY.
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Shunya’s Play Reading Series Resumes!

We are very excited to announce the resumption of the Shunya play reading series. The next play reading will take place on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM.

The play will be the comedy “Death in San Francisco,” by Sujit Saraf.

If you are new to Shunya, we encourage you to come to our play readings. If you are interested in volunteering with Shunya this is a great way to get started. If you are interested in theatre, this is a great opportunity to learn the process.

Contact Sanjay at or by phone at 832-452-5193 for details.