One of our cast members, Mehak Prasad, has written a blog post on her experience thus far with Living Beyond Bollywood! Doesn't want make you want to come check out the cool exhibit and our award winning piece??? See you this weekend!!!
Being new to Washington DC and SAPAN, I didn’t know too much about the exhibit or the show. At the first rehearsal, I was in awe of all the actors’ performances. The expressions, the accents, and the stories they told roused an array of emotions from laughter to tears. I went home that day and asked my roommate – Did you know Indians worked as farmers in the early 1900s? Did you know Indians worked on the British steamboats? Did you know that Indians couldn’t always become citizens? Did you know any of this? I was both stunned and saddened by these questions. Stunned that my Indian roots had been part of American history for centuries, but saddened that until that day, I had no idea the impact Indians have been making in this country for generations. I always thought I knew my heritage very well, but the Living Beyond Bollywood experience has opened my eyes to the true history of Indians in America.
In the past, I have been part of numerous cultural performances, but this experience is like no other. Living Beyond Bollywood is a show that takes the audience through the exhibit and brings the exhibit to life. The audience is transported through time. Every scene is captivating and brings to light key moments throughout history. In this show, I play the role of the guide that takes the audience on this journey. I have enjoyed experience the show with the audience and learning about their own personal stories and experiences. The opening day for the show was a success. I would urge everyone to attend the show and experience the exhibit come to life!