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Anuvab Pal

ANUVAB PAL

  

Nationality:    Indian
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Anuvab Pal is a playwright, stand-up comedian, novelist and screenwriter. His comic plays Chaos Theory, The President Is Coming, Fatwa and The Bureaucrat have been performed at hundreds of venues around the world and have been called brilliantly witty by CNN and hilarious by the BBC. His stand-up show The Nation Wants to Know just finished 100 sold out shows around the world and the New York Times called him Indias most intelligent comedian. His comic novels Chaos Theory, 1 888 Dial India and The President Is Coming published by Random House and Picador have received reviews ranging from could not stop laughing (India Today) to clever, crisp, sharp and very, very funny (Hindustan Times). His screenplay for the famed comedy movie Loins Of Punjab Presents won awards at the Cannes, Rome and San Francisco Film Festivals and in India, is the highest grossing Indian English comedy at the box office of all time.

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below is a list of Anuvab Pal's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Around-the-Globe Chain Play         Chaos Theory         Fatwa         Life, Love And Ebitda         Out Of Fashion         Paris         President Is Coming!, The         Seven112005



Around-the-Globe Chain Play

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Starting and ending in NYC, a play will be written as it travels around the world making 15 stops with playwrights from across the globe. Each playwright will contribute the next one to four pages of text, moving the plot forward from where the previous playwright left off. The reading will be followed by a World Theatre Day Reception where a number of NYC theatre luminaries will read the International Theatre Institutes World Theatre Day Message that will be written this year by South African playwright, designer, director, and installation-maker, Brett Bailey.

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The playwrights include Lisa Kron (USA, NYC), Aditi Kapil (USA, Minneapolis), Nicolas Billon (Canada), Luz Estrada (Colombia), Thomas Sainsbury (New Zealand), Nick Yu (China), Anuvab Pal (India), Oded Liphshiz (Israel), Lily Bevan (United Kingdom), Nina Mitrovic (Croatia), Phillip M Dikotla (South Africa), Amy Conroy (Ireland), Lana Nasser (The Netherlands), Sol Rodríguez Seoane (Argentina), and Chisa Hutchinson (USA, NYC).

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Genre:
staged reading

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Chaos Theory

Synopsis:
Opening in India in 1965 where Mukesh Singh and Sunita Sen attend New Delhi University, and flashing forward to NYC in 2000, the play explores the unusual love story of two young students as they embrace the challenges of their bi-cultural lives.

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over 150 productions including the only Indian play to be The Finalist at The BBC World Playwriting Competition 2007, Alter Ego Productions, SALAAM Theatre, Producers Club, Here Theatre-Soho, 78 th Street Theatre Lab, American Theatre of Actors, American Place Theatre, Bodhi Art Gallery, Greenwich Street Theatre- all in New York City, ArtWallah Festival- Los Angeles, Georgetown University, STAGE festival Washington DC, Edward Albee Theatre Festival- Alaska, Rasik Arts- Toronto, RAGE PRODUCTIONS- India

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Salaam    2001

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Fatwa

Synopsis:
Fatwa is a play about the how far two people go to gain literary immortality. Our two characters, Michael Jordan and Mohammed Ali, are not the famous ones. they have the same names but are these two old hopeless failed writers, who are almost dead and ready for obscurity. As a last effort, one of them, Michael Jordan, writes a blasphemous book in an effort to get an Islamic Death Edict (Fatwa) on his head. Sadly, the Middle East fails to issue any edict or even respond to the novel. Pissed off, Mr. Jordan seeks the help of Mr. Ali to perform a staged "deadly act" before a video camera, that will apparently make both of them world famous. Mr. Ali's only qualification to perform this act is that he just happens to be "Middle Eastern Looking". the outcome of their brave and amateur act is the heart of our play. Audiences can expect a comedy that makes you think about the way America looks at the world and the way the world looks back at America.
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1st Produced:
Alter Ego Productions    2004

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Comedy

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Life, Love And Ebitda

Synopsis:
A dark comedy about women in the corporate world and women who are affected by them. the play dives into an exploration of female relationships tied to the fate of an Indian Manhole Cover company. It tries to understand, through the hurried events of a Christmas weekend, through the hurried interactions taking place in three large world cities, the role global business has begun to undertake in manipulating free will and collective hope.
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1st Produced:
Epic Theatre/Salaam    2003

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Comedy

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Out Of Fashion

Synopsis:
Out of Fashion is a historical comedy tying together missed connections of history, fashion, romance, murder, family and the British Empire, set under the umbrElla of an India struggling to free itself. In three acts set in three distinct time periods, it traces the history of three generations of a famous Indian family through their accidental altercations and unplanned romances with another particular middle-class English family. the catalyst or the setting for these unplanned intersections remains a particular suit shop of the highest prestige in Saville Rowe, London, itself run by the intricate and intimate connections of several generations of two elitist suit-makers. the evolution of tailors, monarchs, patriots, common men and fashion designers within the tailor shop, with time as a fuel, accidents as the catalyst and myth as the vehicle, forms the heart of this play of ideas.
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1st Produced:
Salaam    2002

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Comedy

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Paris

Synopsis:
An American Muslim of Indian descent walks into a shop in Paris. He just wants cigarettes. the assistant wants to talk

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1st Produced:
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum -7.11 Convenience Theatre Festival    2005

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Desipina & Co

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Genre:
Short play

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President Is Coming!, The

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the truth: In 2006, President Bush made a visit to India, the first official visit of a US head of state to the country in a long time. One of his main goals was to meet some of the young faces responsible for shaping "the new India" the play: In a dog-eat-dog world of constant competitions, reality television and short-lived fame, this comedy explores a day in the life of six ambitious young Indians who will stop at nothing because the PRESIDENT IS COMING.
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1st Produced:
Salaam    2007

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Seven112005

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written by Anuvab Pal, CElena Cipriaso, Rishi Chowdhary, J.P. Chan, Debargo Sanyal, Rachel Astarte Piccione, Samrat Chakrabarti And Sanjiv Jhaveri

1st Produced:
Tenement Theater, Ny    2005

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Desipina & Company

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