6 Seattle-area Classical Music Picks for Fall 2022
Sept 8, 2022
Pratidhwani's GURU VANDANA gets a mention in Seattle Times' Classical picks.
One of [sarod's] supreme masters was Ali Akbar Khan (1922-2009), honorifically known as Khansahib, whose centennial is being celebrated in a concert (Guru Vandana means “reverence for the teacher”) produced by the nonprofit Pratidhwani, which has been bringing the performing arts of the Indian subcontinent to Seattle for nearly 20 years.
In Comedy ‘Washer/Dryer’, a Tiny Apartment Is the Least of Claustrophobic Forces
Sept 11, 2019
Chase D. Anderson reviews 'Washer/Dryer' by Nandita Shenoy.
Washer/Dryer lets a pair of newlyweds live their lives, without assigning them some higher purpose. If only their families and neighbors would do the same.
Rebel with a cause: An unexpected female hero rises to power in ‘Devi,’ at ACT
Apr 16, 2019
Seattle Times' Tantri Wija introduces 'Devi'
Pratidhwani, a South Asian cultural and performing organization, presents story of a rebel - Devi Chaudhurani, a downtrodden woman who rises up against the British, and is rife with themes of anti-colonialism and a kind of pre-feminist feminism.
Jan 31st, 2019
R. Barron lists out the best theatre in 2018, where 'A Small History of Amal Age 7' finds a spot.
"Was there anyone in the audience who didn’t start eye-watering involuntarily there toward the end? ... A tender show, small (as the title suggests), with a great cast & tremendous direction & movement."
Oct 22, 2018
Miryam Gordon chronicles the best theatre in Seattle in 2018, with Queen finding a double mention in "Smart 'Small' Shows That Made Big Impact" and "Favorite Ensembles", where 'A Small History of Amal Age 7' also finds a spot.
"Queen from Pratidhwani, that used the science behind bee disappearing syndrome to speak about the perils of research funding and the lure of fame and fortune versus the honor of coming clean about likely-undetectable errors due to bias."
Oct 22, 2018
Dusty Somers reviews I and You for CityArts Magazine
"It’s easy to see why I and You, which premiered in 2013, is so popular... Once the play is over, it’s even easier to understand its appeal."
Oct 20, 2018
Marie Bonfils reviews I and You for Drama in the Hood.
"I heartily recommend this play. We have all been teen-agers, and it speaks to their universally confused condition with wit and compassion; but also chooses a contemporary milieu, complete with social media. Also, Seattle audiences do not see such exquisite performances that often."
Oct 22, 2018
"Pratidhwani's mission is to create performing opportunities for artists of South Asian descent. I and You was originally written to be performed by a white actress and a black actor. The playwright's guidance, however, allows for performers of other ethnicities to be cast in it, as long as the two actors are not of the same race", says Kohli. "So naturally, we approached this play from a different lens right from the beginning, and arrived at our casting of an Indian American Caroline, and a Japanese American Anthony."