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Monday, April 17th, 2006 - 7:00 PM
(doors open at 6:45pm).

SALAAM 3rd Mondays
Geeta Citygirl, Artistic Director
invites you to a reading of

Written by David Neipris
Directed by Alyse Rothman

Featuring: Bernard White*, Firdous Bamji*, Jeremy Shamos*, Deepa Purohit*, Lisa Miller Fotedar* and Pia Shah.

* Member of AEA
STRANGE GODS:  Sonali, an illustrator from Bangalore, has a job offer from an American publisher and hopes her sunny, scripture-quoting lawyer can help her obtain a visa. Meanwhile the bandit featured in a book she plans to draw isn't a fantasy. He's based on an ivory poacher Sonali heard of as a child - India's most wanted man.  Cut off from his wife and daughter, the fugitive kidnaps an equally legendary movie star whom he threatens to kill unless granted amnesty.
The reading will be followed by a Q&A and our traditional reception with wine, soda, nuts, salsa/chips, candies, and our much-loved vegetarian samosas.  Plus our community corner featuring FREE magazines and TONS of great information about other events happening around town.
SALAAM Theatre
16 West 32nd Street - 10th floor
Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway
New York, NY 10001

Reservations RECOMMENDED:
Phone: 212.330.8097

David Neipris (playwright): Plays include: Love Feast, Strange Gods, Big Wyoming, Rosette's Little Wonder.  Neipris has been a Princess Grace Award Finalist and has workshopped or presented his plays at New York Stage and Film Festival, The Hourglass Group, NPR Playhouse, Salaam Theatre, Amsterdam Theatre Festival, Angel Orensanz Center, and The Perry Street Theatre.

Alyse Rothman (director) A 2003 Drama League Fall Production Fellow and member of the 2005 LCT Directors Lab, Alyse has directed workshops and/or productions at New York Stage and Film/Powerhouse Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Manhattan Class Company, New Georges, Page Seventy-Three Productions, Partial Comfort Productions, Relentless Theater, Rude Mechanicals, The Play Company, and the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab.  She has served as Assistant Director to Marion McClinton (regional and Broadway), Jim Simpson, Loretta Greco.  Artistic Residencies include HERE Art Center, Needcomany (Brussels), Mabou Mines, Voice & Vision, Millay Colony, HERE and NYU.  Alyse was the recent literary manager for Moises Kaufman's Tectonic Theatre Project.
SALAAM 3rd Mondays, our monthly salon, has been going strong since the year 2000 and we assure you that we will continue to link all peoples and all the arts in the spirit of progressive solidarity.  Join us on the 3rd Monday of every month!  Heartfelt thanks for your donations which are our lifeblood.  For an energizing and engaging event, make it SALAAM time.  SALAAM Theatre is a proud member of THAW - Theaters Against War and United for Peace and Justice.

"We get arts and activism mixed up."
- Geeta Citygirl, Artistic Director

SALAAM Theatre (South Asian League of Artists in AMerica)

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