Friday, July 16, 2021

 After a year plus and COVID days, months, years a new blog

I worked on an article with Dr. Hanne de Bruin on the setting/staging of kattaikkuttu theatre

for Performance Research Journal Volume 25 "Practices of Interweaving"

So wonderful to have collaborated on the article using photographs taken over a 16 year period.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Much Ado About Nothing tech

In tech for the

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Education Program

Much Ado About Nothing

By Shakespeare

Directed by Kholoud Sawaf

Set- props include 2 twin front ladders, 6 stools, various props

Raising questions and exploring gender roles in Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy…

Scandal abounds in Shakespeare’s hilarious, biting comedy about lies, courtship, and the chaos created in pursuit of true love. The famous bantering lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, trade barbs while matching wits (and hearts) in this celebrated romantic romp. Perfect for the whole family, this 90-minute production is built to tour, and geared towards audiences of all ages.
This production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.”

Sunday, January 26, 2020

January in NY

January 2020

A weekend of Highline
The Falconer of Central Park and seeing brilliant productions for different reasons

The Slave Play
By Jeremy O. Harris
Directed by Robert O’Hara

The Inheritance Part 1 and 2
By Matthew Lopez
Directed by Stephen Daldry

By Alban Berg
Production by William Kentridge

Wednesday, January 1, 2020


happy new year

Karnatic Meets Kattaikkuttu: Notes on an Unusual Cultural Conversation

Karnatic Meets Kattaikkuttu: Notes on an Unusual Cultural Conversation

Karnatic Meets Kattaikkuttu is an experimental production in which urban karnatic concert music and rural kattaikkuttu theatre artists collaborate on equal footing, ignoring the division of the Indian performing arts into “classical” and “folk.” Using music, language, and acting, the production addresses the blindness that prevents people, entrenched within their own cultural, social, and political ghettoes, from experiencing any art form with an open mind

Article in TDR published in September

Theatre in London in dec

December 2019

Saw two very different but wonderful productions in London
Whilst staying with my sister and family

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Directed by Marianne Elliot and Miranda Cromwell

Starring Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Suits, Selma) makes his West End stage debut as Willy Loman, with Olivier Award-winning Sharon D. Clarke as Linda Loman.

Touching the Void adapted by David Greig
Directed by Tom Morris

Plus Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square

Saturday, November 23, 2019


"Everybody" by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Everybody is summoned by God to make account of their life before passing into the unknown afterlife. Everybody solicits Friendship, Kinship, and Worldly Goods to accompany them, only to discover, "you can't take it with you." Jacobs-Jenkins' play, "a very meta and saucy adaptation" (Time Out NY) of a 15th century Morality Play and tells the same allegorical and thought provoking story only with humor, modern theatrics, and contemporary commentary on stage representation.

Directed by Kirk Jackson. 

Projections of text and animated globe, and skeletons on to back wall
Set designed by Seancolin Hankins

October 2019 Bennington College