Past Seasons

2004-2005 Season

American Colors
Producers Club Grand Theatre
358 West 44th Street

The 2004 – 2005 season, our first season for American Colors, featured American playwrights, those we consider “classic” playwrights because their works make up the foundation of American theatre. These works speak to audiences of all types and their themes are universal. For the first season of American Colors, we took two or three plays and asked directors to pick their favorite act / scene. Each part had different multicultural casts and directors. The result was a rejuvenation of these classic plays and an opportunity for audiences to think about the themes presented in the context of multiculturalism.

An Evening of Thornton Wilder featuring scenes from The Drunken Sisters, Bernice and The Wreck on the 5:25
Directed by: Esther Triggs, Nora Armani, Paula J. Riley
With: Qurrat Ann Kadwani, Camille Delgado, Matthew P. McCarthy, Marshall Simon, Ying-Yu Tan, Mak Calixte, Lana Stimmler, Tom Summers, Eric Burns, Sandra Chan, Jules Hartley

An Evening of Clifford Odets featuring scenes from Golden Boy, Til The Day I Die, and Rocket to the Moon.
Directed by: Noah Burger, Paula J. Riley, Esther Triggs
With: Qurrat Ann Kadwani, Erwin Falcon, Adia Tucker, Eric Espiritu, Kal Parekh, Bill Johnson, Fiona Choi and Ru-Chen Ang

An Evening of Lillian Hellman featuring scenes from Another Part of the Forest, Little Foxes and The Children's Hour
Directed by: Nicole Allen, The Cast
With: Qurrat Ann Kadwani, Greg Campbell, Nancy Medina, Patricia Runcie, J. Anthony Roman

An Evening of Mary Coyle Chase featuring a scene from Bernardine and an adaptation of Cocktails With Mimi
Directed by: David Mitnowsky, Nancy Medina
With: Qurrat Ann Kadwani, Greg Campbell, Kimberly Stowell, Erwin Falcon, Nancy Medina, John Gilligan, Patricia Runcie, J. Anthony Roman

An Evening of Arthur Miller featuring scenes from Death of a Salesman, The Last Yankee, and After the Fall
Directed by: Laura Riley, Michael Hidalgo, Patricia Runcie
With: Qurrat Ann Kadwani, Erwin Falcon, Greg Campbell, Kimberly Stowell, Nancy Medina, John Gilligan

An Evening of Eugene O'Neill featuring scenes from Beyond the Horizon, The Web, and Mourning Becomes Electra
Directed by: Nancy Medina, Patricia Runcie
With: Qurrat Ann Kadwani, Greg Campbell, Kimberly Stowell, Erwin Falcon, Nancy Medina, John Gilligan

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Beneath the Banyan Tree
Version by Qurrat Ann Kadwani and Kesav Murthy Wable
concept by Qurrat Ann Kadwani
Directed by Qurrat Ann Kadwani
Stage Manager: Jennifer McNeil
Indian Choreographer: Ishrat Rakhi Hoque
Ballet Choreographer: Rachel Wahl
Light Designer: Raquel Davis
Masks by Antoine Williams

February 11-15, 2004
Gene Frankel Theatre
24 Bond Street

Qurrat Ann Kadwani, Obaid Kadwani, Rachel Wahl, Jenny Tibbles, Rainbow Geffner, Pooja Kumar, Dhaval Mehta, Joan Fishman, Monica Bhanote, Yanelin Romero, Phi Nguyen, Julio Robledo, Kesav Murthy Wable



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eyeBLINK Special Events:

Masti Sunset Cruise
August 28, 2004
Aboard the Horizon Yacht
Cruise around NYC

Masti Sunset Cruise was a multicultural dinner gala around NYC on the Horizon, a $3 million, 3 deck yacht. The gala included a fashion show which showcased 3 South Asian fashion lines, including couture designer Alia Khan and Indian kundan jewelry from K.B Zaveri. There were multicultural performances featuring classical Flamenco with Inna Yureneva, Indian Bollywood, Indian Kathak by Ishrat Hoque, Bellydancing with the lovely ladies of Belly Trance and singing by recording artist Rick Ramdehal. The performances were followed by an elegant 3 course buffet dinner by Kebab King of New Jersey. The night was capped by 2 floors of dancing to 2 live DJS, DJ Nivla and DJ Suhel. Sponsors included Namaste America, Maharani Fashions, Kanha Collections, K.B. Zaveri, Kebab King, Dish Network.

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