Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni are helping Rasaka Theatre Company, the midwest’s only theatre ensemble illuminating the South Asian American experience, to bring the midwest premiere of Nandita Shenoy’s Washer/Dryer to Chicago September 17-October 11.
Kaiser Ahmed (BA ’08), a graduate of Columbia College’s Theatre Directing program, is staging Rasaka’s production of this new farce about an Indian-American woman who elopes with a Chinese-American man. Last spring, Ahmed costarred in Rasaka’s midwest premiere of A Nice Indian Boy, Madhuri Shekar’s comedy about an immigrant South Asian American family’s response to the news that their gay son wants to marry a white Hindu man.
Other Columbia alumni on the creative team of Washer/Dryer include costume designer Delia Ridenour (BA ’13), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Theatre Design, and technical director Alex Hand (BA ’12), who graduated from Columbia’s film and video program with a minor in acting.
Washer/Dryer throws a modern, multicultural marriage into the pressure cooker of tight New York City living. The show plays at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago. For tickets, call 773-871-3000 or click here.