Sultans and Soldiers Has Launched

Woohoo! The playwriting contest, open to all Drexel University undergrads, is underway, in collaboration with playwright and professor Vijay Padaki and the Bangalore Little Theatre. Full scoop including a snapshot of the amazing history of India’s connection to the US Revolutionary War here.

This project, a Westphal IDEA Mini-Grant recipient, was made possible due in part to the generous support of the Philadelphia Foundation, the Drexel Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s Dean’s Office of I.D.E.A., and the Westphal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.

My Dinner With Tina

Why is this man making a hand-rabbit? Scroll down to find out.

If you missed my interview last night with the masterful Tina Brock of the IRC and would like to hear more about my mis/adventures in India, my work as a Fulbright Scholar and the nonfiction book I’m currently finishing, along with Tesla, ghosts, paan, religion, David Ives, and a few other surprises, you can catch it here on the IRC’s youtube channel:

 

 

Enjoy a BLT This Saturday

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Very excited that my good friend and colleague Prof. Vijay Padaki of the Bangalore Little Theatre will be in conversation this Saturday, December 26th at 5pm with Tina Brock of Philadelphia’s Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium theatre. Don’t miss it! Link is below.

“Until we meet on the stage once again, IRC is exploring creations and conversations with adventurers in our community and around the world on Into the Absurd: A Virtually Existential Dinner Conversation, each Saturday at 5 pm for 50-minutes on Zoom and Facebook Live.

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Vijay is a Theatre Educator based in Bangalore who has been active in the theatre for sixty years. Vijay joined Bangalore Little Theatre in 1960, the year of its inception, and later served in many capacities – as actor, director, trainer, writer, designer and administrator, including stints each as Secretary and President. Vijay is a psychologist and behavioural scientist by training.

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Vijay has written over 50 original plays; he has also adapted or translated several play scripts.  Seagull Books has published a volume of two Gujarati plays translated by Vijay; in 1993 he won the award for the best contemporary play script instituted by The Hindu newspaper for the play Credit Titles.  Vijay is the Series Editor of nine volumes of plays being published by Bangalore Little Theatre.”

Tune in for his conversation with Tina Brock at 5pm this Saturday on Zoom or Facebook Live.

Here’s a recording of their interview: