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Gargi Mukherjee

By Steven Franco

Gargi Mukherjee has recently performed in an off-Broadway play, “Public Obscenities,” staged at the Soho Rep, where she won the Drama Desk Ensemble Award for Outstanding Performance and was nominated by Drama League for Distinguished Performance. Recently, she has been working with Radical Evolution in an international theater exchange workshop with Jana Natya Manch from New Delhi. She has also been performing in Women on Fire: Stories from the Frontlines, written and directed by Chris Henry at Royal Family Productions in New York. She is seen on a regular basis at the South Asian Theater Festival, held every year at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center in New Brunswick. Gargi has also appeared in films, including, The Namesake, in which she had a featured role, and Karma Calling, in which she played one of the leads.

She has written/co-written and co-directed well-received plays like, Our VoicesNirastra (Unarmed), Stories of Jackson HeightsI Shakuntala, and recently co-directed a Bangla adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Gargi also translated and adapted one of Rabindranath Tagore’s short stories and performed it as a monologue, Mrinal’s Letter at the United Solo International Theatre Festival in New York and acted in The Breast Chronicle, also a one-woman show, at the Crossroads Theatre/New York International Fringe Theatre Festival. Gargi has performed in prestigious theater venues like Soho Rep, NJPAC, NBPAC, the Edison Valley Playhouse, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, and Queens Theatre in the Park (NY).

Gargi is also an SVP, Creative Director at Havas Gemini, a healthcare communications company in New York and seems to traverse between theater, films, and advertising effortlessly.