Written by MANIK CHOKSI
Directed by ZI ALIKHAN
Orchestrated by RONA SIDDIQUI & MANIK CHOKSI
Featuring MANIK CHOKSI, ROHAN KYMAL, DAVE MALLOY, PAUL PINTO, AMANDA RUZZA, KUHOO VERMA, ERIKKA WALSH & HANNAH WHITNEY
Lighting Operator MATT LAZARUS
Sound Operator DON SHORT
Stage Manager LIDA RICHARDSON
Additional Sound Support during Rehearsal NATE KROGEL
Live Stream Operator KIM BUNCE
Closed Captioning Provided by TRANSCRIPTION STAR
Originally Premiered: September 25, 2021
ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 90 MINUTES
MANIK CHOKSI is an actor, musician and animator based in NYC. Acting credits include: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (from Ars Nova all the way to Broadway), Moby Dick (A.R.T.), Indian Ink (Roundabout), Bunty Berman Presents (New Group – Lortel Nomination), God Bless You Mr. Rosewater (Encores!), King Tot and D, Deb, Debbie, Deborah (Clubbed Thumb), Huck & Holden (Cherry Lane). Film/TV: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, New Amsterdam, Good Fight, Mindhunter, Elementary, Happyish, One Life To Live (Vimal Patel), Home, Passing Season. As a composer: Those Lost Boys (developed at Ars Nova), Food Odyssey (3LD). Education: The Juilliard School, Drama Division.
ZI ALIKHAN is a queer, first-generation South Asian-American, culturally Muslim theater director and leader. UPCOMING: Snow in Midsummer (Classic Stage Company) and The Great Leap (Portland Center Stage/Artists Repertory Theatre). DIRECTOR: Manik Choksi’s The Ramayan (Ars Nova/Makers Lab), Ragtime (Playmakers Repertory Company), The Flick and Red Speedo (Juilliard) and in development at LCT3, Playwrights Horizons, New York Stage and Film and The Playwrights Realm. RESIDENT DIRECTOR: Hamilton (National Tour). ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT: The Band’s Visit (First National Tour), Six Degrees of Separation (Broadway), The Rose Tattoo (Williamstown and Broadway) and Ripcord (Manhattan Theatre Club). ALUM: Drama League Directors Project, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. GRADUATE: NYU/Tisch. Zi is currently the Director of DNA: Oxygen at Artists Repertory Theatre, a new initiative dedicated to the development and production of work generated by, led by and featuring artists of color, and was named one of TCG’s Rising Leaders of Color for 2021.