Rajika on the Western Stage
Cast as the Narrator, who transforms into the goddess Kali, in Julie Taymor's
The Transposed Heads (produced by Lincoln Center Theater & American Music Theater Festival),
Rajika began a successful career in western theater.
Some roles, like 'Ayah' in Carrie Perloff's New York premier of Tony Harrison's
Phaedra Britannica, (produced by the Classic Stage Company), have been mainly
The Wall Street Journal:
"The festival ...wisely hired Rajika Puri, the lady who makes
this production magical."
Rajika's forte, however, is to incorporate techniques from
classical Indian theatre
- its gesture language, music, and mime - into roles like
'Dionysius' (The Bacchae), 'Agnes' (The Dream Play) and
'First Weird Sister' (Macbeth).
"But the real find of the evening is Rajika Puri as Phaedra's loyal and
misguided servant; what are at time excruciatingly overdrawn rhymed passages roll
off her tongue like a continual stream of honey."
Please click on the following links to view Rajika's bio