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The Hunt

The Hunt

Mrinal's Letter

Mrinal's  Letter

This 50 minute dance theater performance piece is based on a Bengali short story by Mahasweta Devi, translated into English by Gayatri Spivak in the collection “Imaginary Maps”. Hunt is a story of the tribal Indian woman, but her battle against the deforestation of her homeland and her revenge against a sexist man from the city. This story is performed through a blend of Indian classical and folk dance and world music.

Based on Rabindranath Thakur's short story "Streer Patra", this production is a woman's spiritual quest for identity, role, space and peace in life...





Hindusthani Classical music & Tagore's Theatre

Gargi Mukherjee

The Last Flames

This musical representation of Rabindra Sangeet applied to drama finds its base in classical Ragas. The piece highlights the similarity of tunes that bring out the mood and enhance an atmosphere. The age old classical compositions greatly influenced Tagorian theater

Basant Kumar Roy an expatriate journalist from India, is credited by many as one of the key persons responsible in popularizing the Noble laureate poet Rabindra Nath Tagore in USA. But Roy fell from his idols grace for reasons that torment many a biographer and journalist. The Last Flame attempts to reexamine the relationship between Roy and Tagore and provide a peek at their humane side.





Missed Call

Missed Call


The all-pervasive cell phone has finally made its way to the Bengali stage, not to be lauded but to be criticized. Missed call, the play written by Debshankar Halder and directed by Gautam Halder, critiques our preoccupation with the handy communication
tool. The play is about the new phenomenon of communifaking, where people pretend to talk on the cell phone… The belief that more
phone calls mean a person is more socially indispensible.










Key Participants


Debshankar Halder


Gautam Halder


Debshankar Halder

Gautam Halder






Johnson & Hohnson


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.

For more details please contact  Barkha at 732-698-1646

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Our official festival hotel







South Asian Summer Theater Festival  will be held at Crossroads Theater , New Jersey on July 9th  and 10th 2011



Venue Crossroads Theater
9th July 2011

6:30pm - Door Opens

7:00pm - Event Starts
"Mrinal's Letter" /Epic Actors Workshop
"The Hunt" /Aparna Sindhoor

10th July 2011

2:30pm - Door Opens

3:00pm - Event Starts
"Musical" / Manjori School of Performing Arts
"The Last Flames" / ECTA Inc.
"Missed Call" /Goutam & Debshankar Haldar (India)



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You can also contact Kousik Bhowal at 732-910-1962