Artistic Process + Inspirations with Abhishek Majumdar and Annie Jin Wang

September 16, 2023
Come and join us in a conversation between director/playwright of 9 Kinds of Silence, Abhishek Majumdar and Annie Jin Wang, PlayCo's Associate Director for Programming on Abhishek's Artistic Process + Inspirations throughout his career and during the rehearsal and production process of 9KoS.
Meet the Participants

Abhishek Majumdar is a playwright, scenographer, and director working in India and internationally. His work has been produced and commissioned in leading theaters of the world including Royal Court Theatre London, Prithvi Theatre Mumbai, Ranga Shankara Bangalore, Deutsch Shauspielhaus Hamburg, Ruhrfest Recklinghausen, Théâtre du Soleil Paris, National Theatre London, San Francisco Opera, PEN World Voices, Internacionale Dramaturgie Festival Buenos Aires and PlayCo New York amongst others. He is a recipient of multiple awards including the International Theatremakers award New York, Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Award Delhi, The Shankar Nag Rangakarmi Award Bangalore, the Toto Funds the Arts Award, Segal Center Award for Civic Engagement in the Arts, Best Director in London Movie Awards, Best Director 8 and Hal/ Film Festival (Rome) Awards amongst others. He works in Theater, Film and Opera. His book of essays, Theater Across Borders is published by Bloomsbury International as part of the Theatermakers series and he has been published, performed and translated in Hindi, English, French, German, Czech, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi, Kashmiri, and Spanish. He is the Artistic Director of Nalanda Arts Studio Bangalore and creative producer at New Voices Arts Project based in Bangalore. He is also Associate Professor at New York University in Abu Dhabi and the Program head of the Theater Program.

Annie Jin Wang (she/her/hers) is the Associate Director for Programming at PlayCo. She is a first-generation Chinese American dramaturg and generative artist whose body of work investigates constructs of race, gender, and citizenship. She is currently supporting new projects in development at Beth Morrison Projects, Musical Theatre Factory, and the Perelman Performing Arts Center. Her own writing has been developed with Soho Rep, Target Margin Theater, Fresh Ground Pepper, Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company, and PlayGround-NY. She also serves as the Artistic Associate at Theater Mu. Annie holds an MFA from Columbia University, and BAs from Wellesley College.

Panelist: Abhishek Majumdar, the playwright and director of 9 Kinds of Silence; Annie Jin Wang, Chinese American dramaturg and generative artist whose body of work investigates constructs of race, gender, and citizenship.

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