vichitra is an experiment in queer South Asian imagination. In the first episode, an anthology of queer dreams, we eavesdrop on LGBTQ+ South Asian folx across the world through anonymous, intimate, intricate recollections of their dreams. The second episode, englandbashi, is a contemporary ghost story about taking reincarnation (too?) seriously.
Shayok Misha Chowdhury (Creator, Director, Producer, he/him) is a queer Bengali writer, director, and many-tentacled maker. Misha is a Resident Artist at Soho Rep and HERE Arts Center, a member of the Devised Theater Working Group @ The Public, and an alumnus of Ars Nova’s Maker’s Lab, New York Theatre Workshop’s 2050 Fellowship, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and residencies at BRIC, The Drama League, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. Recent: MukhAgni (Under the Radar); How the White Girl Got Her Spots and Other 90s Trivia (Joe’s Pub). Upcoming: The Other Other with Kameron Neal (Ars Nova), a queer Carnatic extravaganza (The Bushwick Starr), and a new collaboration with Aleshea Harris (New York Theatre Workshop). In progress: SPEECH with Lightning Rod Special; Antioch Mass with Troy Anthony. A NYSCA/NYFA, Fulbright, and Kundiman fellow, Misha has been published in The Cincinnati Review, TriQuarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Asian American Literary Review, and elsewhere. MFA: Columbia. shayokmishachowdhury.com
Kameron Neal (Art Director, Video Artist, he/him) is a video artist, multidisciplinary designer, and performance-maker. He is a NYSCA/NYFA Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts and is currently in residence at The Public Theater’s Devised Theater Working Group, The Bemis Center and an alumnus of Ars Nova’s Maker’s Lab, CultureHub and Digital Graffiti. His video art has been featured in music videos for Billy Porter and Rufus Wainwright. Kameron’s work has also been seen in National Geographic, Forbes, HYPEBEAST, Studio Magazine and at BAM, New York Theatre Workshop, Signature Theatre, HERE Arts, DNC 2020, New Orleans Film Festival, Blue Balls Festival, Type Director’s Club, Vox Populi, Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College and Williams College Museum of Art. Recent: MukhAgni (Under The Radar) with Shayok Misha Chowdhury; SKiNFoLK (Bushwick Starr, NYT Critic’s Pick) by Jillian Walker; Messiah (La Mama) by Nia O. Witherspoon. Upcoming: The Other Other (Ars Nova); and a new collaboration with Paul Pinto. kameronneal.com
Jeremy S. Bloom (Sound Designer, he/him) is an Emmy-nominated sound designer whose work spans across podcasts, film/TV, immersive exhibits, and theater. His original sound designs have been presented internationally by Netflix, Discovery, Magnolia Films, BBC Wales, CNN Films, WNYC, Radiolab, History Channel, America’s Test Kitchen, The Tenement Museum, James Taylor, ATG London, New York Theatre Workshop, and more. Jeremy created four immersive soundscapes permanently installed at The Statue of Liberty, and has designed and scored over 100 episodes of WNYC’s critically acclaimed queer podcast “Nancy.” He has taught the next generation of sound designers at CUNY, Yale, and Princeton. jeremyb.com