Once I was a stone, una piedra ek pathar
created and performed by Shebana Coelho
featured in Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's NuWorks 2021
ON DEMAND: June 21 to June 30
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A solo work about a stone lost at sea that finds its way home, only to face a new world that upends old notions of race, place and purpose. The play is a mixture of poetry, monologues, and dance drawn from flamenco and bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance), in English with fragments of Hindi and Spanish. Duration 45 minutes.
Shebana Coelho is a performer and writer, originally from India, and currently in New Mexico. Her solo plays include The Good Manners of Colonized Subjects, Once I was a stone, una piedra, ek pathar and the sun and shade of desire (in development). She received a Fiction Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Fulbright grant to Mongolia. She facilitates creativity workshops and story consults as part of Faraway is Close, resonant cross-cultural encounters to Write Journey Embody the stories under the skin. Visit shebanacoelho.com