Full details for "A Great Dive" on August 13, 14, 15, and 16 in Chicago. See ya at the theater! http://www.silkroadrising.org/live-theater/silk-road-solos/a-great-dive
Silk Road Rising sits down with playwright and performer, Puja Mohindra, to discuss the themes of her new play, "A Great Dive."
ABOUT THE PLAY:
Geeta Gidwani doesn’t want the arranged marriage her parents have. She’s an American girl and wants to fall madly in love, like she’s seen in Shakespeare, Bollywood movies and her favorite show, Friends. But after a family trip to a holy Indian temple inspires her to wish for a soulmate, she meets Manish, standing at the corner of tradition and fairytale.
Reprinted from Kickstarter: The Armoire from...
Created by: Makenson Bienaime
When Nolan Drake comes home after a quick trip to the store, he finds that his girlfriend of six years has left with her dog and all of her belongings. All she left was a breakup note. This story follows Nolan and his friend Josh, as they investigate the moving tactics that enabled her to move all her belongings, (especially the Armoire) in 27 minutes.
About the Production
Puja Mohindra stars as Chandi in Muck, the highly stylized and hyper-violent middle chapter of a true horror trilogy that unfolds like a love letter to horror fanatics everywhere. Filled with practical effects and incredible stunts without any CGI, Muck is a throwback horror film that comes complete with the scary and sexy one-two punch of horror legend Kane Hodder and 2012 Playboy Playmate of the Year Jaclyn Swedberg. With the sound mixed at Universal Studios and the film shot on Red Epic, Muck simultaneously pushes the limits of what can be done both within the horror genre and independent filmmaking. Muck will be the first horror film ever released in 4K / Ultra HD.
Chandi (Puja Mohindra) is one of those rare people that can capture you instantly. It's sudden: one minute you didn't even know she existed and the next you'll find yourself thinking that in another time and place people would have written songs for her beauty and waged wars in her name. Plus she looks great in a tight wifebeater, and despite her small frame she can hold her liquor. Chandi is the complete package. How could anyone help but fall in love with her? We'll find out I supposed.
Puja Mohindra is an actress and writer, known for Foreign (2010), Kowalczyk (2009) and The Tides (2007) as well as Muck (2015).
A graduate of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)'s MFA Acting program.
A former company dancer with Natya Dance Theatre, Puja has traveled around the U.S. and throughout Indian performing the classical Indian dance, Bharata Natyam. She also danced with the modern dance company, Camara Dance Company.