Immigrant Kitchen is a show about the femininity in my life, my queerness, my grandmothers, cooking, and Hindu mythology. You are invited to this 8-person performance during which you will help cook a meal from my childhood. After, we will sit together and break bread.
An auditory/dance composition, Table on Table on Table, tells the story of a queer immigrant, Tapan, as he struggles to choose between making a home in Philadelphia, where he feels safe in his queerness, and taking care of his mother, who he discovers, is dying of cancer in India. As the audience listens to Tapan decide, his mother's cells divide and divide and divide.
My father puts more green chilies on his dal than his mother did. I put kale on my dal. What happened when the glacial generational change of recipes in my family was interrupted by my immigrating to the United States? You are invited to cook a meal from my childhood with me in my kitchen as I talk about food, immigration, queerness, and cricket. We will then eat together.