Our Sixth Staged Reading:


by Donna Hoke

A finalist in Naatak’s inaugural script-writing contest

Sunday, December 20, 4 pm

Naatak House, 2110D Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara, CA

Directed by Mahesh Umasankar

About The Play

In 2011, a gay teenager hangs himself, while fighting a losing battle against bullying. Caught in the storm is Nandita Joshi (Nancy), for whom the incident triggers dark memories from decades ago. As a sheltered student, Nandita helplessly watched her best friend meet a similar fate. Twenty five years later, married to the controlling Kailash, Nandita is confronted by another bully, her very own son whom she suspects is partially responsible for the teen’s death. SAFE is written by Donna Hoke, a New York Times-published crossword puzzle constructor, children’s book author, and award-winning ensemble playwright at Road Less Traveled Productions. Her work has been seen in 27 US states, and on five continents. SAFE was a finalist in Naatak’s inaugural playwrighting contest, inkpot@naatak.

Cast Members

Mugdha Godsay (as older Nandita)
Emeilyn Das (as younger Nandita)
Rithvik Agastya (as Brijesh/Tushar)
Pratish Shah (as Kailash/Tanvir)
Sonali Baheti (as Keerthi/Officer)


Regular Price: $5 (includes refreshments)

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Naatak Staged Reading Calendar

Friday Feb 27, 2015


by Girish Karnad

Sunday Apr 5, 2015

A Wife of Buddha

by Lisa Kang

Sunday Jun 7, 2015


by Tanvi Chawla Buch

Sunday Aug 2, 2015

पगला घोड़ा

by Badal Sarkar

Sunday Oct 11, 2015


by Yasmina Reza

Sunday Dec 20, 2015


by Donna Hoke

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