Sitayana Delays Connected to Covid in India
East West Players, the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, has announced that it is postponing its upcoming production of Lavina Jadhwani’s The Sitayana (Or “How to Make an Exit”), originally scheduled May 14-June 6th. The production, presented in partnership with San Francisco’s EnActe Arts and New York City’s Hypokrit Productions, will be rescheduled for this fall.
“The EWP community and our partners Hypokrit and EnActe have been deeply affected by the surge of COVID cases in India and other South Asian countries,” says EWP Producing Artistic Director Snehal Desai. “We are incredibly proud of the work accomplished on The Sitayana and cannot wait to share this stunning production with you. However, in the short term, we want to make sure that the South Asian production team (many of whom have been personally impacted) is able to be with their family and friends during this difficult period. EnActe Arts and Hypokrit are two of the country’s leading Indian American theater companies, they along with EWP would like to instead focus on providing support for relief efforts in India and affected communities in the diaspora.”