New Ohio Theatre & TÉA ARTISTRY
an Archive Residency premiere
in partnership with IRT Theatre
May 6 – 27
Tickets $25

Written by Tara Amber, Chuk Obasi, & Nalini Sharma
Directed by Vieve Radha Price & Chuk Obasi
Developed by Chuk Obasi, Vieve Radha Price, Tara Amber, Nalini Sharma & Talya Mar
Stage Managers Leslie Huynh & Ricky Brown
Featuring Tara Amber, Joey Brenneman, Colin DePaula*, Annie Hartkemeyer, LaWanda
Hopkins*, Jae Jackson, Joy Kelly*, Amanda Marikar, Chuck Montgomery*, Kahiem Rivera & Miriam Tabb.

Being Chaka is a genre-bending ensemble piece where worlds collide at an elite private school in NYC. It’s a coming of age story where characters struggle with  defining who they are within a system steeped in racism, and, who they could be if they could transcend those limitations.

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*these Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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