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Amal Allana

Farley Richmond


Usha Ganguli

Mrs. Amal Allana was born in 1947 in Mumbai. She graduated from the National School of Drama in 1968, majoring in Direction and winning the Girish Ghosh and Bharat Puruskar Awards

The Encounter is based on India’s renowned writer Mahasweta Devi’s short story. Mahasweta Devi was awarded the Magsaysay Award (which is known as the Asian Noble Prize.) A story of Dopdi and her fight against the military powers that try to oppress the indigenous communities.


Mrs. Amal Allana (Chair person, National School of Drama, India)


Aparna Sindhoor

Richard Schechner

Sanjana Kapoor

Muktidham (Theatrix)


Editor, The Drama Review, The Journal of Performance Studies; General Editor, "Worlds of Performance" series; Advisory Editor, Asian Performance Journal and Journal of Ritual Studies; Artistic Director, East Coast Artists of New York

A young man is in search of a better life. The play raises questions about what is important in our lives today. Are we sacrificing something essential in the process of a 'better', more successful life? Muktidham is a touching story of the relationship between a son and his dying father.


Professor, Performance Studies New York University


Monireh Hashemi

Sanjana Kapoor

Little Clay Cart

Usha Ganguli

Monireh Hashemi started working in cinema as an actress in Afghanistan since 2004.  Because of her interest in film she herself together with Mr. Abdul Hakim Hashemi established Simorgh Film Association of Culture and Art (SFACA) in 2005.  Since then she acted in numerous short films as an actress.

The Little Clay Cart is, for Sanskrit theatre, atypically romantic, funny, and thrilling. As one of the earliest Sanskrit dramas, Little Clay Cart was created in South India, perhaps in the seventh century CE.

Dr. Farley Richmond
Directed by: Dr. Farley Richmond


Monireh Hashemi (Afghanistan)


Arnab Banerji

Sanjana Kapoor



He is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Georgia. His Georgia credits include Romeo and Juliet as a dramaturg and light designer for Blackbird and Dance of Hands. Arnab has acted, directed and designed for both University Theatre and regional theatre in India.





Dr. Mohan Agashe

Sanjana Kapoor



Dr. Mohan Agashe, a Psychiatrist who opted to work in a government hospital rather than to go in for the much more lucrative world of private practice, so as to have equal time to devote to his first love, 'acting'. Agashe has been acknowledged as one of the finest actors on the stage and screen, in the seventies and eighties.






Honored Guest


Momtazuddin Ahmed
Minister (Culture), Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the UN


Hotel Information


Our official festival hotel is Radisson at Piscataway, please use the promo code SATF to get a special festival discounted rate of $70.00 per night with Free Breakfast if booked before 31st of October.

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Our official festival hotel


Supporting organization



State bank of india



SATF 2010 will be held at NJPAC, New Jersey on November 20th and 21st 2010



Venue NJPAC – Victoria Theater
20th November 2010

7:00pm - Door Opens

7:30pm - Event Starts
Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater/Theatrix, New Jersey

21st November 2010

2:30pm - Door Opens

3:00pm - Epic Actors' Workshop, New Jersey
5:00pm - Post performance discussion



Tickets can be purchased directly form NJPAC website

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