Naatak is a theater company in the San Francisco area dedicated to producing intelligent and entertaining plays for, by, and usually about South Asians. Founded in 1995 by students at UC Berkeley and Stanford University, Naatak has been performing continuously for the last 28 years and is the largest Indian theater company in the United States. Our plays have been watched by hundreds of thousands, and our members – more than a thousand – are drawn primarily from the tech industry in Silicon Valley; so is our audience. We have been declared Best Live Theatre in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Mercury News for seven years in a row – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Naatak is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization.
These guidelines ensure that Naatak functions in accordance with its founding principle: to provide the pleasure of good theater to our audience – unsullied by appeals, announcements, speeches or banners – and the satisfaction of creative activity to Naatak members.
1. Naatak shows are not fund-raising events and will not be advertised as such.
2. Naatak plays will be managed frugally, and ticket revenue must cover all or nearly all expenses.
3. Most work related to Naatak plays will be performed by Naatak members.
4. In most cases, a person who wishes to direct or produce a Naatak play must have been significantly involved in a few recent productions.
5. During Naatak shows, the theater or the lobby must not contain advertisements for any organization; there must be no non-Naatak announcements inside the theater; program brochures must not contain advertisements for non-Naatak events or products.
You could participate as an actor, script-writer, director, producer, set-designer, make-up artist, lights or sound person, or you could help in sales, marketing and publicity. For more information, contact email@example.com.
To join our mailing list and receive information on upcoming productions and auditions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naatak does not discriminate against any person, population group, or organization with regard to categories protected by applicable United States law. These include but are not limited to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, physical appearance, language, education background, national origin, age, disability, and veteran status.