9 Parts of Desire
Curated by: The Prime Time Theatre Company
The Prime Time Theatre Company presents 9 Parts of Desire, a solo performance by Ira Dubey
An internationally acclaimed, off-Broadway one-woman hit that has received multiple awards around the world, 9 Parts of Desire details the lives of nine Iraqi women: a sexy painter, a radical communist, a doctor, an exile, wives, mothers and lovers. The play delves into the many conflicting aspects of what it means to be a woman in a country overshadowed by war.
Directed by Lillete Dubey
Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets available at BookMyShow.
About the artist
Actively involved in performance since the age of six, Ira Dubey has had a prolific career in both film and theater. At Yale, she trained in speech and movement development, Shakespeare, Meisner and the Michael Chekhov acting technique along with other acting theories. She performed in over ten productions there, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, The House of Bernarda Alba and Beckett’s shorts.
Ms Dubey’s theatrical work in India includes Womanly Voices, 30 Days in September, Wedding Album, Adhe Adhure & August: Osage County with The Primetime Theatre Company; The President is Coming with QTP productions and The Maids with the Industrial Theatre Company amongst several more. For the past year she has been performing and touring with the internationally acclaimed one woman show, Heather Raffo's, 9 Parts of Desire, directed by Lillete Dubey, which has been hugely appreciated by audiences and critics alike across India and South Africa. (see a review here and here)
Her film credits include Marigold, Dir: Willard Caroll (2005), Aisha, Dir: Rajshree Ojha (2010), The President is Coming, produced by Rohan Sippy, and directed by Kunal Roy Kapoor. More recently she has been featured in Graveyard Shift, an independent film, written and directed by Ahmed Fiyaz who has also authored the book of the same title, M CREAM, an English film, written and directed by Agneya Singh, produced by Agniputra Films and co starring Barry John, Tom Alter, Lushin Dubey, and Imaad Shah (winner "Best Feature Film", Rhode Island International Film Festival, August 2014, slated for release later this year), Zaalim Dilli, written by Manu Rishi Chadda, directed by Dubai based Japinder Baweja (released in March 2015), and Aisa yeh Jahaan, written and directed by Biswajeet Bora (released July 2015) for which she was recently awarded the BEST ACTRESS Award at the 3rd Indian Cine International film festival.
She has been a film critic on television for Sony Pix for a weekly show called Chicks on Flicks for a total of 108 episodes, starred in advertisements for Olay, Blackberry, Airtel, Bluestone Jewellery & hosted events for companies like Vivanta by Taj amongst others.
She spent the summer of 2014 training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York in the Chekhov Intensive workshop and trained at Adishakti in the Autumn of 2015 in Pondicherry, India. She has recently finished shooting Mahesh Dattani's "30 days in September" in which, she plays the lead, for Zee television, one of India's largest and most popular television networks.
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