Obamarama / Ram Leela in New York Oct. 4

Sita collaborator Pooja Kumar (Surphanaka) points our attention to a good ol’-fashioned Ram Leela at Lincoln Center in New York. This is a much more traditional presentation of the story of Rama (it’s “a victory of good over evil”) in contrast to my very personal, unconventional spin in Sita Sings the Blues. Here are some commercials from youtube:

The Ram Leela is Saturday, October 4 at 3:30 pm at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.

That same day, other Sita collaborator Aseem Chhabra (Shadow Puppet #1) hosts South Asian Writers Speak Out for Obama, a fundraiser featuring Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Kiran Desai, Suketu Mehta, Manil Suri, and Akhil Sharma, with filmmaker Mira Nair as emcee and jazz music provided by the AZA Jazz Collective.

Saturday, October 4, 2008
6:00pm – 9:00 pm
(Program will begin at 6:30pm.)

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
www.lepoissonrouge.com


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The Apprentice Moves On

Wayyyy back in the Summer of 2005, I took on my first – and only – apprentice, Jake Friedman. In exchange for my Flash guidance, Jake worked on monkey-on-demon violence in the “Battle of Lanka” chapter of Sita Sings the Blues, devising some charmingly creative gore.

3 years have passed, and now Jake brings us this:

My Parental Units

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I wonder who they’re gonna vote for?