Welcome to Rasaka Theatre. Established in 2003 – we strive to tell South Asian stories and provide a platform for South Asian artists.
Rasaka Theatre Company is based in Chicago and is the Midwest’s first South Asian American ensemble. Our goal is to increase diversity among artists and audience by engaging and illuminating the South Asian American experience. We are particularly dedicated to providing a platform for the artistic expression of South Asian artists.
Our vision encompasses the production of theatrical projects – newly created, adapted and already established. We aim to broaden, strengthen and enrich the experience of the theatre going audience thereby enhancing the local, regional, national and international reputation of Chicago theatre.
“Rasa” means the essence or inspiration of a work of art, and adding “ka” behind a word makes it “of” that, as in “of the essence of art.” Rasaka’s goal is to increase diversity among artists and audience by engaging and illuminating the South Asian American experience, with particular dedication to providing a platform for the artistic expression of South Asian artists.
2/17/2018 Welcome to the new Rasaka Theatre website. We have been working hard and long to bring Rasaka to the stage we are at now. Currently, we are in rehearsals for Merchant on Venice. Today was day 1 of dance rehearsals with choreographer Alka Nayyar. We will share much much more including thoughts from our …