Naatak featured on NPR KQED Forum with Michael Krasny
Silicon Valley’s Naatak Theater Company Celebrates 20 Years
Since 1995, Naatak has been staging plays in the South Bay. The theater company identifies itself as the “largest Indian theater in the U.S.” Its latest musical production, “Vrindavan,” takes a closer look at the politics and social ills behind the city of Vrindavan, where widows are sent to live after their husbands die. We talk to playwright and artistic director Sujit Saraf about the new production and the company’s larger artistic role in Silicon Valley. We’ll also talk to KQED senior arts editor Chloe Veltman about what to watch for this fall arts season.
Listen to the show’s recording here:
Host: Michael Krasny
– Sujit Saraf, novelist, playwright and director of Naatak, a theater and film company in Santa Clara
– Chloe Veltman, senior arts editor for KQED
Watch a trailer for “Vrindavan”: