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.


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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.

@UH India Studies Program presents: lecture and movie

The University of Houston India Studies Program is having two great events coming up in September:

On Thursday, September 20 2012 at 4 pm: a talk on “Caste, Sexuality, and the Limits of Liberalism” by Ania Loomba from UPenn.

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 1:30pm: movie presentation of Milan Luthria’s “The Dirty Picture” followed by a panel of Indian film experts.

Sept 2012 UH India Studies Program Event Flyer