Festival of South Asian Performing Arts Takes Over Paradise Factory

News   Festival of South Asian Performing Arts Takes Over Paradise Factory The inaugural Tamasha festival is the first in New York to be fully dedicated to South Asian artists.
Aya Aziz in <i>Eh Dah? – Questions for My Father</i>
Aya Aziz in Eh Dah? – Questions for My Father

Hypokrit Theatre Company, in association with The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, presents the inaugural Tamasha Festival of South Asian Performing Arts in New York. The festival kicked off September 26 and is taking over the Paradise Factory theatre through October 2.

The cast of <i>The Music in My Blood </i>
The cast of The Music in My Blood

The line-up features a mix of classic theatre, dance, comedy, music, workshops, panel discussions and new genre-defining work. Included in the slate is the return of NYMF favorite Eh Dah?—Questions for My Father by Aya Aziz; Tennessee Williams’ Outcry cast with South Asian actors; a conversation with filmmaker Leena Jayaswala; Yoni Ki Raat, a performance project that seeks to unite South Asian or Indo-Carribean-identified cis women, trans people and gender nonconforming artists; a reading of Kabir Chopra’s new web series Swiped to Death; and Dance Night, a medley of dance performances featuring Bollywood Funk NYC, Chun Ya Chun, and Dance Drama Dramatics, among others.

For the full line-up visit tamashanyc.org. The Paradise Factory theatre is located at 64 East 4th Street, New York.

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