Pratidhwani presents an evening of unique theatre. Three original stories, created and performed by three women.
Location: Taproot Theatre – studio theatre (212 N 85th St)
Tickets $15-$35 (sliding scale available to all) here.
The Elephant in the Room
A Solo Performance by Priyanka Shetty
“One-Woman Wonder” Priyanka Shetty’s THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM is a witty, dark comedy about just your typical Indian metalhead and software-engineer-turned-actor who must navigate life as an immigrant arriving in Trump’s America. When Priyanka makes the bold move to defy her family by quitting her IT job and moving to the U.S. to pursue an acting career, things don’t quite turn out how she imagined. The play navigates Priyanka’s real-life journey as she transitions from her deeply embedded roots in India to finding context and common ground in America. Gear up for a funny, tumultuous ride through immiscible cultures, unforgettable love, irreparable loss, and the desperation of not belonging anywhere.
Flow, Swim, Float?!
A solo performance by Aarti Tiwari
Individual yet universal Flow Swim Float?! is a witty and unapologetic interrogation into the intricacies of fitting into the world of social media. How far is too far and how much is too much! What happens when the lines between reality vs reel are blurred?
Embark on this thrilling voyage of love, longing, dilemmas and belonging with Leher, a
social media influencer as she finds herself into an unforeseen realm– a realm of shared connection, compassion, and truth – a truth that is hers, but perhaps, ours too.
Initially conceived as part of Seattle Rep & Macha Theatre Works’ A Festival of Personal Stories, Flow Swim Float?! premiered at ACES festival 2023 in Seattle.
A Labyrinth & its Myriad Mirages
A Solo performance by Divya Rajan
As children, we all wondered. We were all curious. As adults, we require structure and order, not just of ourselves, but of others too. What happens to the wonderment as we grow? They say curiosity kills the cat. Should we save the cat? Or should we endeavor to save our curiosity? Can there be magic even in the mundane, or must we remain trapped by the expectations the society has of us, or we have of ourselves? Divya Rajan invites the audience to find enchantment in the ordinary, and offers a choice to set her, and ourselves, free from the labyrinth in this very theatrical, new work.