Quantcast
The New Mexican's Weekly Magazine of Arts, Entertainment & Culture Saturday, July 26, 2014

Man of many faces: Jacob Rajan is the "Guru of Chai"

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 5:00 am | Updated: 9:08 pm, Thu Apr 3, 2014.

Most one-man plays star a single character. Guru of Chai stars 17 (well, 18, counting the live musician who performs onstage but does not speak), all voiced by Jacob Rajan. The New Zealand playwright and actor said that after two years of in-depth rehearsal, the real challenge isn’t keeping track of all these personalities — it’s trying to keep them from bursting forth of their own volition.

Since co-founding the independent Indian Ink Theatre Company in 1997, Rajan and his collaborators have written and toured six comedy-drama productions that incorporate multicultural themes with the use of masks. In recognition of his work, the New Zealand-raised actor, of Indian descent, was recently named a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thank you for reading 5 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 5 free articles, or you can get complete access to the online edition for $2.49 a week. If you need help, please contact our office at 505-986-3010 You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 No Alias Commenters must use their real names.
  • 2 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 3 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. and please turn off caps lock.
  • 4 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

Welcome to the discussion.

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
Not you?||
Logout|My Settings

FOLLOW US

Advertisement