Young People’s Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of acclaimed playwright Anusree Roy’s latest offering, Sultans of the Street. Directed by Nina Lee Aquino, this poignant and uplifting tale will be presented on the Mainstage from April 28 to May 15, opening on May 1.
Four children from different social classes – two with the desire to purchase better kites, two with the simple wish to attend school – are trapped in a world of begging on the streets of Kolkata, India. Dressed as gods they bless the generous and threaten to curse those who are not. Together, the quartet must work to escape servitude to the mysterious “Aunty” and set a course for a new life.
Directed by Nina Lee Aquino. With Colin Doyle, Mina James, Richard Lee, Ali Momen and Zorana Sadiq
Set & Costume Design by Camellia Koo; Lighting Design by Michelle Ramsay; Sound Design by Michelle Bensimon; Dramaturgy by Stephen Colella; Movement Direction by Thomas Morgan Jones; Stage Management by Giselle Clarke-Trenaman; Apprentice Stage Management by Robin Munro.
Anusree Roy is a Governor General’s Award-nominated writer and actor whose work has toured nationally. Her plays include: Brothel # 9, Roshni, Letters to my Grandma and Pyaasa. Her opera librettos include: The Golden Boy and Noor over Afghan. Anusree’s latest libretto Phoolan Devi will premiere in N.Y.C in the fall of 2014. She is the Co-Artistic Director of Theatre Jones Roy. Her plays and performances have won her three Dora Mavor Moore Awards along with multiple nominations. She is the recipient of the K.M.Hunter Award, RBC Emerging Artist Award, The Carol Bolt Award and The Siminovitch Protégé Prize.