top
San Francisco
San Francisco
Indybay
Indybay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: San Francisco | Womyn
View other events for the week of 9/17/2011
Janaki - Daughter of the Dirt
Date Saturday September 17
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St. San Francisco
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorRoke Noir
EmailSirenproject [at] gmail.com
Please join us for
Siren Theatre Project presents

THE WORLD PREMIER OF
"Janaki - Daughter of the Dirt"
“Who carves the path you walk?”
Trailer: http://vimeo.com/27773275

September 16th, 17th & 18th 2011
Mission Cultural Center (2868 Mission St.) San Francisco

7pm – 10pm (Friday & Saturday)
3pm – 6pm (Sunday matinee)
Cost: $20 - $45
Tickets Available Now: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/193784
EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH AUG 31st, MIDNIGHT
Playwright: Virali Gokaldas
Directors: Krishnakali (Roke) Chaudhuri and Shruti Purkayastha
Please join Janaki – Daughter of Dirt on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=206186842768106

Oakland, CA Aug, 30 2011 – Janaki - Daughter of the Dirt is a story of ancient archetypes that reflects modern day dilemmas. It is the journey of a young woman who looks to her own personal superhero, “Sita” (also known as “Janaki”) for answers to life's problems. Only this Sita is not the perfect woman as is portrayed in the ancient “Ramayana”, one of Hinduism’s most known and revered epics.

A bay area production, Janaki’s world premier will occur this September 16th -18th at the Mission Cultural Center (2868 Mission St.) in San Francisco. Written by first time playwright Virali Gokaldas and directed by Krishnakali Chaudhuri and Shruti Purkayashta, this ground breaking stage production of Janaki touches upon issues of power, sexism and classism from the perspective of Sita. With an all star cast, the role of Janaki is played by the renowned actress and activist Kiran Patel.

“I wrote Janaki – Daughter of Dirt to show that Hindu goddesses, just like the women in my family, are not self-sacrificing devotees,” said playwright Virali Gokaldas. “They are complex, powerful, strong-willed examples, helping us hold compassion for others and ourselves, guiding us when making hard decisions, and above all, giving us the courage to live out our own destinies.”

Tickets are available now for purchase on BrownPaperTickets.com. It is the first stage production to come out of the newly founded Siren Theatre Project (http://www.sirentheatre.org).
216710_200470840011670_155690491156372_579855_4028625_n_1.jpg
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Aug 31st, 2011 1:22 PM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 212.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network