Joe Martin's SOUNDWAVES to Open 8/18 at FringeNYC
Bridge Theatre Group is proud to present Joe Martin's SOUNDWAVES: The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan, a semi-finalist at the O'Neill National Playwriting Competition, under the direction of Adrian Roman as part of FringeNYC, August 9th - 25th 2013.
Based on a true story, SOUNDWAVES: The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan is a play about a young Sufi woman of Indian descent, a children's writer, musician and daughter of a great Indian musician and Sufi master, who flees her father's spiritual center in France in before the Nazi onslaught. This devotee of Gandhi's non-violence re-emerges as the heroine of the French Resistance known as "Madeleine" - and one of the most highly honored heroes of the struggle against Nazism in France and England - whose only weapons was a radio.
SOUNDWAVES: The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan was presented in October 2012 as a staged reading in "readers theatre" format at the Brecht Forum in New York City's West Village. The international Italian theatre information/review website Teatroteatro.it praised the performance for "[...] mov[ing] between detailed historical description, on the one hand, and the parallels of spiritual and Islamic mysticism on the other," and concluded that "[...] SOUNWAVES fascinates and enchants the audience with the beauty of its text and the energy of its cast."
The creative team includes Robert Bursztyn (projection design), Jessa-Raye Court (costume design), Leonie Ettinger (assistant director/ production manager), Catherine Gasta (movement director), Maxine Mattana (production assistant), Joe Martin (author), Maitreya Padukone (music), Adrian Roman (director), Eleanor Weeks (assistant stage manager), Sarah Weeks (stage manager).
*these Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
Bridge Theatre Group was formed in 2012 to produce international works, or works that seek to explore the potential for building bridges between peoples and cultures, especially in times of stress, war, and conflict. www.bridgetheatregroup.com
The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues. FringeNYC will celebrate its 17th Anniversary August 9th - 25th, 2013. www.fringenyc.org
SOUNDWAVES: The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan runs Sunday18 @ 7:45-10:00, Monday 19 @ 4:15-6:30, Thursday 22 @ 2:00-4:15, Friday 23 @ 9:00-11:15, Sunday 25 @ 3:00-5:15 at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center's Flamboyan Theatre as part of FringeNYC's official selection.