The Waiting Room Returns!

Dear Friends,

In late August Shunya was in the final rehearsal for our production of Tanika Gupta’s wonderful play “The Waiting Room” and anxiously following the weather reports as Hurricane Harvey approached. You know the next part of that story: Houston was devastated and most of the city shut down. We made the decision to cancel the remainder of the run of the production after our opening night and reschedule. I’m happy to say we will be carrying on with the production October 26-29, 2017.

Shunya is an all-volunteer troupe, and we, like many small theatre groups in Houston, operate on a shoestring budget. The cancellations have affected us seriously and has essentially wiped out our budget. We only have one week to make up what would have been a two-week run, so I urge you to come out to see the production.

To give as much of an opportunity as possible, we will be packing 5 shows into 4 days: evening shows on Thursday and Friday, a matinee and evening show on Saturday, and a matinee on Sunday.

You can donate to Shunya by buying a ticket here, or by the donation button here.
See you at the show!


John Kaiser in Night of the Iguana

John KaiserJohn Kaiser, a veteran Houston actor, will be playing the part of G.H. Hardy in Shunya’s next production, “Partition.”  Be sure to catch him on stage at Theatre Southwest in Tennessee Williams’ “Night of the Iguana.” 

As a floorist and performer, his credits include The House of Blue Leaves at Theatre Southwest; Entertaining Mr. Sloane and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at The Country Playhouse; Arcadia and Watch on the Rhine at Main Street Theatre; The Grand Manner and Me, Myself & I with Edge Theatre; and The Merry Widow at Houston Grand Opera. He has voiced many Japanese anime characters, in such recent videos as Intrigue in the Bakumatsu, The Book of Bantorra, and Night Raid 1931. For Sight into Sound radio, he does a weekly show reading National Geographic for the blind.

Samarpanam presents Flautist GS Rajan

GS RajanSamarpanam, a non-profit organization for the promotion of Indian arts and culture, is presenting a performance by GS Rajan, a world renowned flautist and composer, accompanied by Maayavaram Siva on Mridangam

When: Sunday June 17th, 2012, 5:00 pm
Where: Jones Hall – University of St.Thomas, 3910 Yoakum Drive, Houston, TX 77006

Tickets : VIP, $25, $20 ($15 -Students) available at

Contact: Padmini Chari 281-537-1044 or Kanchan Kabad : 832-656-7496