Life Stories

What a terrific evening of Bengali and English language theatre. The Kushilob theatre company in Delaware, I know from past experience, doesn’t shy away from Realist plays that address topical dilemmas and social issues, but their performance in Wilmington on on 6/19/22, part of an evening of 3 short plays in collaboration with Epic Actors’ Workshop (NJ) and Ebong TheatriX (DC) entitled “Theater in Life,” was a bold endeavor.

When I go to sleep haunted by the show I’ve seen, still turning it over in my mind, I know I’ve experienced a night of great theatre with a purpose to challenge our assumptions, not reassure us. We have Hollywood and Broadway for that. As has been said by others more elegantly over the years, I know something has truth in it if it troubles me, and all of these shows had that impact.

Evoking for me everything from Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls… and

Fulbright Opportunities in the Fine Arts Webinar

For those US peeps who are considering applying for a Fulbright, the recording of the 5/5/22 webinar on Fulbright Opportunities in the Fine Arts is now online in case you missed it. The other scheduled guest panelist was unable to attend, so I got to talk twice as much. 😄

You can also download the mp4 to watch later.