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Asian American Arts Alliance Gala
Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
Join Asian American Arts Alliance on Wed. October 11, 2006 at the TriBeCa Rooftop in recognizing the contributions of outstanding artists and philanthropists in our community. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, silent auction and special artistic dedications given by visual, literary, and performing artists, to our honorees who include: jazz promoters and philanthropists, Cobi Narita and Paul Ash; actor B.D. Wong; filmmaker, Mira Nair; architect/designer, Billie Tsien; and community arts activists, Amy Chin.
To reserve your tickets and for more information, please visit the Alliance website at www.aaartsalliance.org.
Alter Ego - First Class Man play
October 5th - 21st 2006
To buy your tickets and for more information, please visit the Alter Ego website at www.alteregoproductions.org.
Uma Thurman Film
START DATE: TENTATIVELY NOVEMBER 6, 2006
SYNOPSIS: Emma (Uma Thurman), a successful radio talk show host who's written a book on relationships is about to have her life turned upside down after advising a female caller (Sofia) to cancel her wedding. Little did she know that her advice on compatibility would make her question everything she ever believed in about love and end up having to choose between her fiance' Richard and a sexy NYC fireman, Patrick (Sofia's now ex-fiancé)...
For more details please go to the desipina.org site
START DATE: November 3-7 in and around New York
Seeking South Asian actors 8 and 11 year old boys for a short film.
For more details please email email@example.com
Stuart Rogers' Acting Workshop
START DATE: Coming to New York in October.
For more details please go to www.StuartRogersStudios.com
Dear Desipina supporters,
We are launching our new BROWN AROUND TOWN bi-monthly newsletter which will be full of casting opportunities, partner events and other great stuff.
Thank you so much for your support over the years and please support our partner events!
Desipina & Company
DESIPINA NEWS UNBOUND a HUGE Success!
Thank you to everyone who supported our workshop production of UNBOUND and came to see these new works.
Photos © 2006 Desipina & Co.
Modern Day Arranged Marriage wins NBC Award!
Modern Day Arranged Marriage wins NBC Award!
In 2005, Desipina Productions produced the short film "Modern Day Arranged Marriage" written and directed by Rehana Mirza and have recently won the NBC Audience Award (www.diversecitynbc.com) for the film. The short film is currently playing in film festivals nationwide.
We are seeking new short scripts as well as directors and producers. If interested in this new initiative, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(L-R) Rohi Mirza Pandya and Rehana Mirza with Damona Resnick, NBC Director of Talent Diversity Initiatives)
Photo © 2006 NBC Universal
Seven.11 Convenience Theatre (2006) was nominated for 3 of the 6 selections for Best Short Play at the NYIT Awards (www.nyitawards.com) on September 18, 2006. Rehana Mirza's Bombay Screams, Jackson Loo's Kung Fu Hustle and Vishakan Jeyakumar's Jaffna Mangoes were the nominees. We are happy to announce that Vishakan's Jaffna Mangoes won the award! Rehana Mirza, Artistic Director of Desipina & Company accepted the award on his behalf. Desipina &Company is proud to have been able to foster and represent South Asian and Asian work and have it recognized. We have produced two of Vishakan's short plays and his full-length play Broke and we hope to continue producing quality South Asian and Asian work.
Photo © 2006 Sans Peur Photography for the New York Innovative Theatre Awards
5 YEAR GALA - SAVE THE DATE - JAN 31, 2007!
SAVE THE DATE
JANUARY 31, 2007
5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY GALA
MUSIC, FOOD, BEST OF "SEVEN.11" AND MORE!
DESIPINA'S CREATIVE TEAM SEEKS ACTORS
Actors looking for a place to meet fellow actors and connect with writers? Come join our monthly actor/writer labs where writers bring in approximately ten pages of work and actors are cast on the spot. Hone your cold reading skills while snacking and socializing inbetween pieces.
Please email email@example.com with your interest and experience. Due to space, we are unfortunately limited to accepting only three new members, so email today!
Next meeting is set for October 18th.
NOW SEEKING PLAY SUBMISSIONS: SEVEN.11 (2007)!
Seeking plays for the Seven.11 Convenience Theatre series, which takes seven, 11-minute plays, all set in a convenience store, and weaves them together to present an evening of entertaining quickies for all to enjoy.
All scripts must be 11 pages or less, in proper play format, with a max of three actors (role-doubling, however, is permitted) and set in a convenience store. No other requirements than to write something that challenges, defies, or just tells a darn good story. Each play should be able to stand alone; many of the plays from our previous seven.11's have had independent productions around the country. Last year 3 of the Seven.11 plays were nominated for the NYIT Awards for Best Short Play.
Some of the popular series stories included teen nerd club drama, Holi color antics, and an original pop musical that left us wondering 'Who killed Mr. Naidu first?".
Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail your play to:
Desipina & Co
520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Deadline: December 15, 2006 (must be received by, not postmarked!)
A full production in downtown NYC, scheduled for April 2007, and a modest, honorary stipend will be provided for chosen plays. Plus, an opportunity to learn more about the workshopping process, from start to final product! For further details on last year's production, visit: www.desipina.org.