I'm thrilled to announce that I just got cast in an amazing play, Soundwaves: The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan by Joe Martin, produced by the Bridge Theatre Group. It was an O'Neill National Playwrights Contest semi-finalist and tells the story of Noor, the daughter of a renowned Indian Sufi preacher who came of age in France just as Nazi Germany began its march into Poland.
Although she was raised with the Sufi principles of universal love and non-violence (ahimsa ), she and her brother, Vilayat, played by myself, choose to draw a line in the sand and join Great Britain in the fight against Nazi Germany. Noor joins England's SOE forces (Special Operations Executive) and becomes a spy who is dropped behind enemy lines in France where she would relay vital messages during the war until she was ultimately betrayed by a double-agent. Meanwhile, Vilayat joins the Navy and becomes a pilot who conducted several sorties and suffered the tragic loss of brothers in arms. Watch the video below for a snapshot of Noor's life:
If you can't tell by now, I am ecstatic to be involved in this project. These are the kinds of stories I want to help bring to life and folks like the Bridge Theatre Group need your support to do it. Please donate to their indiegogo campaign and come see Soundwaves at the NY Fringe Fest (SUN 8/18 @ 7:45; MON 8/19 @ 4:15; THU 8/22 @ 2; FRI 8/23 @ 9; SUN 8/25 @ 3)
- As always Thank You for the love :)