Pandemic Panels #2: India and the Migrant Crisis
Join us for an interdisciplinary, year-long series of intimate conversations with theatre artists on the challenges of creating work under the pandemic, and engaging with social justice movements around the world.
This event features Anurupa Roy and Choiti Ghosh and is moderated by Shayoni Mitra of the Barnard Theatre Department.
Curated by Prof. Shayoni Mitra, Department of Theatre, Barnard College. This series is brought to you by the Dasha Epstein Visiting Artists and Scholars Fund. Zoom.us meeting id: 912 6075 3049. Attendees will be prompted to register to get passcode.
Anurupa Roy is the Founder and Managing Trustee of The Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust, a puppet theatre group based in Delhi, India. In addition to being a puppeteer, puppet theatre director and puppet designer, Roy is a recipient of the 2007 Ustad Bismilla Khan Yuva Puraskar national award for contribution to puppet theatre by the Ministry of Culture. She has been a Researcher in Residence at the Deutches Forum DFP in Bochum, Germany and at Institute International de la Marionette Charleville-Mezeires in France, Pro Helvetia Artist in Residence at Rote Fabrik in Zurich, and guest faculty at World Arts and Cultures at UCLA. Roy has directed performances for Katkatha, TIE Company National School of Drama, and Jana Natya Manch. She is currently the General Secretary of UNIMA India, the Indian chapter of the Union Internationale de la Marionette.
Choiti Ghosh is primarily an Object Theatre artist and occasionally an actor, puppeteer, singer, and writer. She is also a trustee and the artistic director of Mumbai-Delhi based object theatre company Tram Arts Trust. Her plays have travelled all over India as well as to festivals in the US, Germany, Sri Lanka, and Japan. Ghosh has been a researcher-in-residence at the Deutsches Forum fur Figurentheatre und Puppenspeilkunst, Bochum, Germany and at the IIM, Charleville Mezieres. As a director she has been invited to the Theatre Gerard Phillippe in Paris, the ASSITEJ Germany Directors Gathering in Berlin, and the British Council India Showcase delegate to share artistic practices. Ghosh was a recipient of the Sahitya Rangabhoomi Vinod Doshi Fellowship in 2011 and the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar by Sangeet Nataka Akademi for puppetry in 2016.