South Asian-American Theater Festival (SAATH Fest) is an event that highlights the diversity of the South Asian diaspora in the United States. Spearheaded by the Boston-based non-profit theater group Off-Kendrik, it is a three-day celebration of the performative arts — play, stand-up, storytelling, seminar — that brings together multiple creative groups. Their narratives address a range of issues in multiple languages, from politics in their countries of origin and experiences of immigration to complexities of ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. More than simply a celebration of multiculturalism, the festival provides an opportunity for education and enrichment, for South Asians themselves and others.
Single day tickets include admission to all events during that day. Friday tickets are $15 plus fees; Saturday or Sunday tickets are $30 plus fees. The full festival pass is $50 plus fees, and covers admission to all events for all three days.
EBT Card to Culture tickets are available.
6:30 PM Welcome Remarks (English)
7:00 PM Kultar's Mime, written and directed by Sarbpreet Singh (English)
2:00 PM Scenes from Partition, written, directed, and performed by Uma Paranjape (English)
2:45 PM A Performance by Pampi Das (English)
3:30 PM RangaShwas, written by Vijay Kenkre & Shilpa Kulkarni, directed by Vijay Kenkre, produced by Jilebee Arts (Marathi with English supertitles)
5:15 PM South-Asian/Immigrant Theater Seminar moderated by Avishek Ganguly, Associate Professor, RISD (English)
6:30 PM Shikhandi, written by Sudipto Bhowmick, directed by Suman Mukhopadhyay, produced by ECTA (English)
7:45 PM Unveiled, written, directed and performed by Rohina Malik (English)
1:30 PM Bikhre Bimb, written by Girish Karnad, Hindi adaptation by Padmavati Rao, directed by Barkha Kishniani, produced by ICS Theater (Hindi with English supertitles)
3:00 PM VOICES: a storytelling show by Off-Kendrik (multiple languages with English supertitles)
4:30 PM Raktbeej, written by Shankar Shesh, directed by Ajay Jaisingh, produced by Hindi Manch (Hindi with English supertitles)
6:30 PM Panchavati, directed by Praveena Naduthota, produced by Yaksha-Loka (Kannada and English with English supertitles)