South Asian Theatre with Universal Appeal

‘Jungle Book’ gets a 21st-century reboot in Palo Alto by EnActe Arts

By just about any measure, Rudyard Kipling is way out of sync with contemporary culture. Born in Bombay (now Mumbai) during the first decade of the British Raj, the English novelist and poet has come to embody the colonial enterprise, though his love of India wends through many of his best known tales. Can his […]

‘The Jungle Book’ gets a thoughtful update

At this point “The Jungle Book” is more associated with happy-go-lucky singing animals from the animated 1967 Disney film than the actual late 19th-century book of the same name that was the movie’s source. But Sunnyvale-based theater company EnActe Arts took “The Jungle Book” back to the page — and made some updates for modern […]

The Jungle Book As You’ve Never Seen It!

“In the original version the tiger is the bad guy. In ours he is not,” – Director Vinita Sud Belani A blur of arms, hands and voices could be seen and heard in the basement living area of a Saratoga home. Rehearsals were in progress for EnActe Arts upcoming production of “The Jungle Book: Rudyard […]

EnActe Arts Company Manager

EnActe Company Manager Rapidly growing national theater company co-located in Houston/Silicon Valley currently has an opening for a Company Manager. Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities will include but not limited to  Manage the schedule and task list of the Artistic Director, including attending meetings and ensuring follow up tasks are done in a timely manner Manage the physical […]