Geeta Citygirl

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Geeta Citygirl
Born Geeta Chopra
(1971-10-06) October 6, 1971 (age 42)
New York City, New York
Occupation Stage, television actress, director, producer

Geeta Citygirl (born October 6, 1971) is an actress, dancer, director, producer and the founder and artistic director of SALAAM, the first South Asian American theatre, arts and film company in the USA.[1] Based in New York City, the theatre company was started in the year 2000. SALAAM Theatre and Geeta Citygirl received the SAMA Award for Excellence in Theater in June 2005.[2]

She credits her somewhat unusual name to friends' and colleagues' inability to pronounce her given name[1] and considers it a reflection of her New York upbringing.[3]

In 1999, Geeta Citygirl directed the American premiere of the controversial play, A Touch of Brightness by Partap Sharma at Harlem's Aaron Davis Hall. She also directed Rabindranath Tagore's Karna and Kunti as well as Badal Sircar's And Indrajit. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts NY and the City College of New York (CCNY), she was born and raised in New York. NY Stage credits include La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Theater for the New City, and Ensemble Studio Theatre.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geeta Citygirl - A Success Story". South Asian Outlook. October 2002. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  2. ^ "The Non-Profit Spotlight: Geeta Citygirl of SALAAM Theatre". The Cultural Connect. 2006-10-24. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  3. ^ Fischler, Marcelle (2005-04-03). "Geeta Chopra and Sudhanva Sharma". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  4. ^ Pincus-Roth, Zachary (2007-04-04). "EST's Drama-Puppetry Hybrid Serendib Opens April 4". Playbill. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 

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