Join Hypokrit Theatre Company this February for TAMASHA NIGHTS, a fundraiser for Hypokrit’s 2019-2020 season, presented at The Players Theatre. Across two weekends, TAMASHA NIGHTS will feature exclusive first looks at upcoming work by sought-after artists, while laying the groundwork for an exciting year ahead!
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! See below for more details on each event!
Buy a TAMASHA NIGHT PASS to attend all four events for just $30! This exclusive deal is only available for a limited time!
An Evening of New Musicals
Friday, February 1st at 8:00 PM
Directed by Arpita Mukherjee
We will kickoff of Tamasha Nights with an evening of songs from exciting new musicals featuring South Asian stories and artists. Join us for a celebration of new work highlighting themes of loss, family, love, and joy, including a special sneak preview of Aya Aziz’s upcoming show, Eh Dah? at Next Door at NYTW!
Featuring the work of Kit Yan and Melissa Li (Interstate, winner of 5 NYMF Awards), Jahn Sood (The Disappearing Man, In a Sea of Faces), Cheeyang Ng and Eric Sorrels (The Golden Threshold), and Joel Krantz (Ocean in a Teacup).
RAISINS NOT VIRGINS: A Benefit Performance
Saturday, February 2nd at 8:00 PM
Join us for an exclusive happy hour, a reception to celebrate and meet our artists, and a look at a new work in the Hypokrit pipeline of development! This event will feature a staged reading of:
Raisins Not Virgins
By Sharbari Zohra Ahmed
Directed by Arpita Mukherjee
Written after the events of September 11th in an attempt by Ahmed to confront her Muslim identity, Raisins Not Virgins is a story of spiritual and political upheaval combined with the backdrop of New York City dating angst. It tells the story of Sahar Salam, a Muslim American New Yorker approaching 30 and feeling the cultural pressure from her Bangladeshi mother to settle down. Raisins Not Virgins is a romantic comedy about a Muslim American woman, choosing to practice her religion on her terms and re-interpreting Islam in the process.
Friday, February 8th at 8:00 PM
Inspired by the iconic Seven.11 series originally produced by Desipina & Co., this show features seven eleven-minute works of theatre and dance created by South Asian artists.
Featuring plays by Jyotsna Hariharan, Ankita Raturi, Eissa Saeed, and Anu Yadav, and dance pieces by Shivani Badgi, Gautam Gurnani, Sahana Madabhushi, and Deeya Patel.
By Jacqueline Pereda
Directed by Molly Houlahan
When Jocelyn Santos, a twenty-seven-year old aspiring writer is hospitalized suddenly for blood clots in her lungs due to birth control and faced with the prospect of death, her Cuban parents declare hysterically, “Mamita, we didn’t know you were having sex!” Holed up in a hospital room in northern New Jersey, A Visitor’s Pass on the Virgin Mary centers around the Santos family as they reckon with Jocelyn’s illness and the emotional cataclysm that emerges in their lives.
Buy a Tamasha Nights Pass for just $30! Buying a pass includes access to all four events above!
Hypokrit’s TAMASHA NIGHTS will take place at The Players Theatre, one block away from the W4th St ACE/BDFM subway stop in Greenwich Village.
The Players Theatre
115 Macdougal St
New York, NY 10012