Shakespeare in Paradise is pleased to announce that we have added another production to our fall theatre line-up to be held in Nassau, October 1st – October 11th. Indio, a one person play, written and performed by Alaudin Ullah, will join the previously announced Dat Bahamian Ting by Bahamian-born writer/director Robin Belfield, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Telcine Turner-Rolle’s Woman Take Two and James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones.
Indio was a part of New York’s Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group.
“When comedian Aladdin reaches a crossroads in his career he discovers the journey of his father who left Bangladesh in the 1940’s to pursue his “American Dream” in Spanish Harlem of all places! His father’s misadventures in the land of opportunity are juxtaposed with Aladdin’s childhood growing up in the only Bangladeshi family in Spanish Harlem.”
As an actor, Aladdin has worked on movies such as “Fillum Star: The Peter Patel Story”, released in 2004, in which he portrayed Sunny Mehta, and “American Desi”(2001). He recently played Mareecha and Hanuman in the newly released “Sita Sings the Blues“.
Indio is being directed by Hal Broks who is the Artistic Director of the Rude Mechanicals Theater Company of New York, he has directed the Off Broadway premieres of Don DeLillo’s Valparaiso and Will Eno’s The Flu Season (Oppy winner). Hal has worked at New York Theater Workshop, Naked Angels, Cherry Lane, The Magic Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, New York Stage and Film, INTAR, and the American Conservatory Theater. Other New York credits: Keith Reddin’s Almost Blue. A Drama League Fall Directing Fellow, Hal worked at Syracuse Stage and the Virginia Stage Company and directed Beckett’s Rough For Theatre #1 as part of DirectorFest 2003. He directed Thom Pain (based on nothing) for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Soho Theatre, London and directed Intimate Apparel at the Southern Rep in New Orleans. Hal is also a proud member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and SSDC.
We expect to be making another major announcement very soon to complete the festival line-up for our second annual Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival so stay tuned!