Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Utkarsh Rajawat

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Astoria, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

Utkarsh Rajawat is using their bio to uplift resistance efforts against the US-sponsored, Israeli genocide and occupation of Palestine, a la Rasha Abdulhadi, who they know of through “Notes on Craft” by Fargo Nissim Tbakhi.

“You can contribute to the movement by donating food baskets, e-Sims, endorsing PACBI, attending an action, engaging in BDS. I hope more institutions are moved to full-throated support, with their words, their resources, their (divestment from Israeli) money, as people like those of The Freedom Theatre have continued to ask for. You can contact PACBI@wawog.org if you have questions or concerns, including legal ones, about your cultural or academic organization’s commitment. From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

While at MacDowell, Rajawat worked on a play for/about their friends.]

Studios

Star

Utkarsh Rajawat worked in the Star studio.

Funded by Alpha Chi Omega, a national fraternity founded in 1885, Star Studio — built in 1911–1912 — was the first studio given to the residency by an outside organization. To this day, Alpha Chi sorority pledges learn the story of Star Studio and its role in supporting American arts and letters. Beginning as a nicely proportioned…

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