‘Single’ is a collection of 8 monologues, each of which in some way adhere to the concept or meaning of the word – single. The word is simple and broad and can have many interpretations.From a Bandra mother concerned about the single mindedness of devotion to religion for her son; to a mid-level Nagpada smuggler on a date where everything he’s organised is ‘ek number’, but his girl’s running late and he starts delving into his ambition to be number one (Hindi); to a cocky actor intellectually masturbating about how everything is about me, myself and I; to a Londoner advocating the benefits of lone drinking; to a woman recounting how she met ‘the one’ in college in the most simple and inconspicuous way; to a husband, settling the more important accounts of a failed marriage like shared memories, I.P.’s on nicknames with his wife who is leaving him for good; to India, who happens to be a 27 year old player who is enjoying the benefits of singlehood so much that he needs to be spoken to and needs intervention to grow up into the responsible young man he threatened to be in his younger days. All the pieces are original.Each monologue is a complete story with in itself, with a beginning, middle and end. An actor and a piece of text. Minimalistic. Nothing superfluous. The play is specifically designed for fringe venues. About the Artists KARAN PANDIT (Director, Writer and Actor) – Karan began with a training at the Drama Centre London, after which he joined the theatre in Mumbai. He has been a part of over 15 productions with most of the leading theatre groups of the country. He was awarded ‘Best Actor’ at the META (Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards) 2011, for his performance in ‘The Interview’. At 20, he was the youngest recipient of this award. The play was also awarded Best Play 2011 and has completed over a 100 shows across the country. Other popular plays include ‘Baghdad Wedding’ (Best Play 2012), ‘Djinns of Eidgah’, ‘Sometimes’, ‘Cookiemachine’ to name a few. He has been teaching method acting at the Jeff Goldberg Studio, Mumbai, for the past 4 years. He recently entered the foray of cinema. In independent films such as ‘The Colour of Loss or Blue’, in which he played the lead part and ‘The Hungry’ (which opened at TIFF, LFF, MAMI). Karan has worked in all mediums including lead parts in a short film with Dharma Productions titled ‘Strangers In The Night’, radio plays for the BBC, cineplays like ‘The Job’, and a host of commercials for leading brands in India and Pakistan. He recently co wrote, produced and acted in a short film titled ‘Custody’. This is his maiden writing and directorial venture for the stage.VISHAL HANDA (Actor) - British born Indian actor, writer and director. He has performed in a number of plays including ’The Altamount Road Murders’ directed by Jeff Goldberg, 'An Ode to Wisdom' and 'Numbers' as well as directing theatre productions 'Deranged Marriage' and 'Six'. He is an established film-maker in Mumbai. Handa has worked in commercial and independent feature films as an actor such as ‘Udta Punjab’ & ‘Karma is a She Wolf’. He is a known music-video director, as well as being Head of Creative at the Jeff Goldberg Studio where he also teaches Method Acting. He has been teaching method acting at the studio for two years and has also worked in private coaching members of the Hindi film fraternity. Previously a Dentist, Handa grew up as an accomplished choreographer and dancer in England where he discovered his passion for the arts and filmmaking.ANEESHA SHAH (Actor) - began her training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and continued her training at the Jeff Goldberg Studio. She has played lead roles in multiple web series including Amazon Original's 'Going Viral’, Priyanka Chopra's 'Its My City' and acted in over 40 TV Commercials. She has been an enthusiastic theatre actor and has performed in various productions by Sunil Shanbag, Jhoom Theatre, Vishal Asrani and Jeff Goldberg. She has been a sports presenter with Star Sports having hosted the Hero Indian Super League for 2 years. She is also a bridal makeup specialist and a voice over artist.SUSHRII SHREYA MISHRAA (Actor) – Sushrii Shreya Mishraa trains in method acting at the Jeff Goldberg Studio and has been a part of various productions at the studio. She was crowned as Miss India United Continents 2015 and went on to place as a runner-up in her International pageant. A graduate in applied psychology, she has done Visharadh in Odissi dance, is a trained aerial silk rope dancer and currently trains in Kathak. She recently made her screen debut in Anand L Rai’s ‘Zero’ and has done a host of commercials for leading brands in India.
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