South Asian Theatre with Universal Appeal

Letters to a Daughter from Prison

Virtual – Oct 2020, Nov 2020

Produced and Presented by: EnActe Arts and StageSmith Productions

Co-Presented with: Indiaspora, India Community Center, Dallas Indian Arts Collective, Priya Living

Written By: Lavonne Mueller

Adapted as a virtual play by: Deesh Mariwala, Denzil Smith, Vinita Sud Belani

Director: Deesh Mariwala

Creative Director/Dramaturg: Raashina Humayun

Music & Sound Design: Aalap Desai and Parth Desai

Makeup and Hair: Jeshka Yurash

Post-Production SupervisorVijay M Rajan

EditorsGregoire Martineau, Vijay M Rajan, Uma Sakhalkar, Mark Sho

Production Manager/Post-Production Sound Supervisor:Dan Holland

Lighting Design: Brittany Mellerson

Stage Manager: Xander Young

Vocal Director: Deepti Warrier

Rehearsal Pianist: Anirudh Iyer and Peter Jeensalute


Stefan Fisher, Rebecca Jacob, Reena Kapoor, Denzil Smith, Vinita Sud Belani

“Little one, may you grow up into a brave soldier in India’s service!”

Nehru the statesman, constantly in and out of jail in India’s struggle for Independence, is continually separated from his shy, intellectual daughter Indira Priyadarshini in the turmoil of building a country.
They forge the bonds of a loving, nurturing and formative relationship through their detailed, prolific letters to each other.