Meet Pratima Agrawal, our amazing director for THE RECOGNITION OF SHAKUNTALA by Kālidāsa!
Pratima is a local performing artist and school administrator. She has been involved with PAPA since moving to Philly in 2014 and was part of PAPA’s first-year Performance Residency in 2018, which culminated in a solo performance as part of the 2018 Philadelphia Fringe Festival and 2018 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. She was also part of PAPA’s first Playwriting Residency cohort, which culminated in a reading series earlier this year. She would like to thank those involved in her first PAPA directing opportunity for their time and talent, and PAPA for its continued support. In her free time, Pratima is a volunteer environmental activist with the Philadelphia Ready for 100 clean energy campaign, an Advisory Board Member of Power Street Theatre Company, and a member of the PAPA Organizing Committee. Learn more at: www.pratimaagrawal.com
Regarding the play, Pratima says,
"There's so much I love about this play - it's beautiful poetic verses about nature, a variety of interesting characters, and the epic-ness of it. At the same time, I recognize (no pun intended) that this is a play with some ideas that may not sit well with many of us today. With this translation and reading, I hope that the audience can appreciate Kālidāsa's literary artistry within the context of ancient Indian mythology."
The play follows Shakuntala and her betrothal to King Dushyanta, and how her destiny becomes intertwined with that of Indian history.
This event is FREE to attend but any donations are greatly appreciated and split between PAPA and PAC.
Don't miss this chance to hear and see this rare classic.
Monday, November 23 at 7:00pm
An online event.
Register at: https://philartists-collective.ticketleap.com/the.../
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