M.A.D in NYC
What are we trying to do...perhaps more importantly, what are we trying to say?
We at M.A.D bring you the South Asian tradition.
And we do so by bringing plays written by South Asian playwrights.
Although, we acknowledge that plays are heavily influenced by culture, the underlying need to tell a story remains the same.
Our selection of plays and their subsequent treatment and presentation is heavily influenced
by our endeavor to introduce unique plays from pioneering playwrights.
The attempt is to choose plays that bring focus on art forms that reflect and illustrate ideals of society, ethos, emotions, feelings, sorrow, joy, frustration, hatred, love, their role and place in society.
Some of them were banned, shunned or perhaps misunderstood in their time. But today, with our increased awareness, they are thought provoking, intriguing and also entertaining.
This is a journey into unchartered territory and we hope you have as much joy and fulfillment watching our plays as we do staging them.
We urge you to come and experience this liveliness and signup for regular updates on our website. We are eager to invade your minds with our work.
We are going to make continuous efforts to update you with what we are doing.
See you at the theatre.
Half-Hearted Press Release (Dec'13)
M.A.D Playhouse brings us another South Asian family drama Half-Hearted written by Mohan Rakesh, and directed by Hafiz Karmali at The Cherry Lane Theater from December 19 through December 22.....
Sakharam-Binder Press Release (June'13)
MAD successfully launched its first production - Sakharam Binder at National Comedy Theatre in New York City on June 30th 2013.....
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