Janaki RanpuraMany Voices Program 2011 // Many Voices Program 2012
2012-13 MANY VOICES FELLOWSHIP
Janaki Ranpura believes in making it fun to live cheek-to-jowl. She writes mainly for public space venues, and she builds nomadic structures that promote self-conscious enjoyment of human density. As a designer, she values intimacy and mobility. She unites technology with the traditional stagecraft of puppet theater. Projects evolve from her experience as a performer, a community artist, a writer, and a designer for parades and stage.
Her sense of space is informed by her training at the Lecoq School in France. Her sense of light was developed at Larry Reed's groundbreaking company, Shadowlight Productions. Her desire to include the public comes from working on community projects with Heart of the Beast Theatre. Her ability for movement and hilarity comes from her restless roots as the inappropriately creative daughter of Indian doctors. She studied at Yale University.
She's received fellowships through Northern Lights MN, Forecast Public Art, Pillsbury House Theatre, and Heart of the Beast Theatre. The international association UNIMA has awarded her a Citation of Excellence for her puppet work. She is currently an emerging Many Voices fellow at the Playwrights' Center.
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Join us for a reading of a new play by 2011-12 Jerome Many Voices Fellow Janaki Ranpura.
Directed by LISA CHANNER
Featuring PEARCE BUNTING, EMILY GUNYOU HALAAS, SHAWN HAMILTON, and LUVERNE SEIFERT
A staged reading of Many Voices Fellow Janaki Ranpura's WILLIFREEZE, HALF-OFF. Open to the public.
Director: Lisa Channer
Cast: Pearce Bunting, Sun-Mee Chomet and Elise Langer