[VIRTUAL] Sitayana (or How to Make an Exit)

[VIRTUAL] Sitayana (or How to Make an Exit)

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Sheetal Gandhi

Sitayana (or How to Make an Exit ) is an artful transposition of the Hindu epic The Ramayana told from Sita’s point of view. Part epic tale, part coming of age story, Sitayana is the ultimate breakup play.

Three performers star in solo shows of this epic tale with unique interpretations and productions.

Three versions offer different approaches to the same legendary story.

Sat, Sep 25th, 7 pm PST | TICKETS
AMAR CHITRA SITA
Dive into the illustrated world of the Heroine Sita, here art forms collide to bring her story to life. The young princess Sita follows her new husband Ram to his kingdom in Ayodhya - only to learn that he has been banished to the forest! Refusing to abandon her partner, she joins him in exile, but finds her loyalty tested to surprising lengths. Starring Minita Gandhi as Sita.

Sun, Sep 26th, 5 pm PST | TICKETS
SITA'S SLUMBER PARTY
Teenage Sita is having a slumber party, watch as she transforms her childhood bedroom into an epic reality. The young princess Sita follows her new husband Ram to his kingdom in Ayodhya - only to learn that he has been banished to the forest! Refusing to abandon her partner, she joins him in exile, but finds her loyalty tested to surprising lengths. Starring Nikita Chaudhry as Sita.

Mon, Sep 27th, 8 pm PST | TICKETS
SITA'S MEHNDI PARTY

Centered around the marriage of Sita, be a wedding guest to a party that melds traditional henna art with epic festivities. The young princess Sita follows her new husband Ram to his kingdom in Ayodhya - only to learn that he has been banished to the forest! Refusing to abandon her partner, she joins him in exile, but finds her loyalty tested to surprising lengths. Starring Sheetal Gandhi as Sita.

For EnActe Partner Organizations: Please select the second ticket option that lists "EnActe Partner". If you do not see this option please contact Neena Rahul at info@enacte.org

Following all three performances there will be a live panel discussion The Making of Sitayana with the writer, director, actors, and creative team. Moderated by Amrita Ramanan.

Adapted by: Lavina Jadhwani
Directed by: Reena Dutt

Presented in partnership with San Francisco’s EnActe Arts, New York City’s Hypokrit Productions, and LA's East West Players.

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ABOUT THE PERFORMER
Sheetal Gandhi is a National Dance Performance (NDP) and MAP Fund award-winning performer, choreographer and teacher based in Los Angeles. As a multi-hyphenated artist (singer, actor, dancer, percussionist), her work has spanned genres and disciplines from her work with Cirque du Soleil and on Broadway to the creation and international tour of her solo dance-theater show, Bahu-Beti-Biwi. Gandhi is a dance and theater educator and teaches at colleges and universities across Greater Los Angeles. As co-founder of the Dancing Storytellers, Sheetal offers workshops and school-assembly shows that serve to educate, inspire and entertain youth and families. As a professional Pilates instructor for over 20 years, Gandhi is dedicated to healing; to the integration of mind and body, and to maximizing the potential of all those she comes into contact with.

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