A one-woman show is set to make waves at the world’s largest solo theatre festival at Theatre Row. Called Hollow/Wave, the show is an autobiographical story of survival and healing. Anu Bhatt shares her #MeToo story as a South-Asian American woman, addressing “taboo issues” in the South Asian community. Through classical Indian dance, poetry, and wry humor, she reclaims her space and her story and empowers others to do the same.
Part of the 10th Annual United Solo Theatre Festival, Hollow/Wave will be on October 29th at 7:30 pm at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, NYC). For ticketing information, see below.
The title of Bhatt’s play is a tribute to a poem by Swami Vivekananda. The poem, “Hold On Yet Awhile, Brave Heart”, features heavily during the show, including the key line: “No winter was but summer came behind / Each hollow crests the wave / They push each other into light and shade / Be steady then and brave.” Bhatt says: “The title Hollow/Wave refers to the up-and-down nature of life and how eventually we learn to see both ‘up’ and ‘down’ as parts of a whole, mirror images of each other, and not something to shake us or consume us.”
Hollow/Wave is grateful for its sponsors including: The Woke Desi podcast, United Solo Theatre Festival and Theatre Row.