F. Published Works

Textbook: Acting Exercises for Non-Traditional Staging: Michael Chekhov Reimagined

Acting Exercises for Non-Traditional Staging: Michael Chekhov Reimagined offers a new set of exercises for coaching actors when working on productions that are non-traditionally staged in arenas, thrusts, or alleys. All of the exercises are adapted from Michael Chekhov’s acting technique, but are reimagined in new and creative ways that offer innovative twists for the practitioner familiar with Chekhov, and easy accessibility for the practitioner new to Chekhov. Exploring the methodology through a modern day lens, these exercises are energizing additions to the classroom and essential tools for more a vibrant rehearsal and performance.

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Published Book Chapters and Essays:

“Psychological Gesture: Michael Chekhov Exercises on the Physicalizing the Objective” Objectives, Obstacles, and Tactics in Practice: Perspectives on Activating the Actor Edited by Valerie Clayman Pye and Hillary Haft Bucs. Routledge, Upcoming – 2019.

“Two Boards and a Passion”; MaMa, PhD. New Jersey, Rutgers University Press; 2008. Print. Press at: http://www.mamaphd.com/

“My Hindu Connection to Michael Chekhov” Player’s Journal; Volume 2. 2008. (Do not click on name in contents, scroll down page to 4th article down.)

Devised Scripts: (click on highlighted text to see full manuscript pdfs)

52:12 – originally work-shopped and produced through The 100th Monkey Theatre Ensemble at Bucknell. Lewisburg 2017, DC Fringe 2018, Philly Fringe 2018. Revised btw. 2018. Co-written with ensemble.

Almost Medea – originally work-shopped and produced through The 100th Monkey Theatre Ensemble at Bucknell. Lewisburg 2016. Co-written with ensemble.

The American Family – originally work-shopped and produced through Bucknell, Western Washington and Adelphi Universities. Lewisburg 2010-Edinburgh 2011. Revised btw. 2009 – 2010. Co-written with ensemble.

The Bacchae – originally work-shopped and produced through Bucknell University, Lewisburg 2010. Revised btw. 2009 – 2010. Co-written with ensemble.

Playwriting: (click on highlighted text to see full manuscript pdfs)

Hungry Ghosts – Revised Btw January – April 2011. Draft 3 submitted and is currently under consideration for Workshop and production at:
• Quantum Theatre, Pittsburgh PA.
• Rasaka Theatre Company, Chicago IL.
• New Repertory Theatre, Watertown MA

Tamasha – originally work-shopped and produced through Rasaka Theatre Company, Chicago 2004. Revised btw. 2004 – 2008. Draft 8 submitted and is currently under consideration for Workshop and production at:
• Quantum Theatre, Pittsburgh PA.
• Rasaka Theatre Company, Chicago IL.
• New Repertory Theatre, Watertown MA

Other Creative Writing:

Convention Fairy TaleContours of the Heart; South Asians Map North America (Asian American Writers Workshop) Temple University Press; 1998.