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Chaos Theory

Performed live on June 5

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Laura Pels Theatre

Chaos Theory

Performed live on June 5

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Sunita Sen and Mukesh Singh are close friends pursuing academic careers; she’s focusing on Indian history while he is studying English literature. Taking place over 40 years, Chaos Theory follows the pair’s relationship as they immigrate from India to the US and both become professors at Columbia University. Anuvab Pal’s play asks what it takes to survive in a new country, what it means to thrive in academia, and how identity complicates all of it.

Chaos Theory was first performed in 2005 as part of the ArtWallah Festival in LA. The play was a finalist in the BBC World Playwrighting Competition and was produced again in 2010 by Pulse Ensemble Theatre. 

Chaos Theory Cast

Stage Directions
Ary Satish
Sunita Sen
Rita Wolf
Mukesh "Michael" Singh
Manu Narayan
Keshav Moodliar
Mary Mallen

Chaos Theory Creative

Anuvab Pal
Arpita Mukherjee
Assistant Director
Neal Gupta
Stage Manager
Alyssa K. Howard
Assistant Stage Manager
Liz Beatty
Technical Director
Ryan McLaughlin

The Refocus Project is made possible by the Champions for Inclusive Theatre and Roundabout’s Forward Fund. We acknowledge the generous friends who support our many efforts to increase representation and inclusion in all aspects of theatre: Elizabeth Armstrong, Bank of America, Eugene and Joann Bissell and the Lillian Lincoln Foundation, Kevin Brown, Barbara and Peter Bye, Ginger McKnight Chavers, the Ford Foundation, Jill and Barry Lafer, Gina Maria Leonetti, Iva Mills, Beryl Snyder, and Denise Littlefield Sobel.

The empty house of the Laura Pels Theatre. Rows of grey chairs incline upwards towards the back of the house.

Presented at

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Laura Pels Theatre

111 West 46th Street, New York, NY

between 6th and 7th Avenues