2017

“Les Cinqs Sens,” a participatory lecture-performance-dinner with Chef David Bouley. Bouley Test Kitchen. 6 September.

2017

Panelist, SAG-AFTRA panel: "Release and Recovery from Intense Roles." 3 October. 

2017

“Diasporic Theory,” at “Stages in Transition: South Asian Diaspora,” Hunter College, April.

2017

“iTheatre.” International Theatre Festival of Kerala, February.

2016

“Dancing on the Tongue.” ASTR, November.

2016

Panelist on “Race Conscious Casting” at Barnard College.

2016

Lecture on Theatre of Roots at Community College of Philadelphia, May.

2016

Panelist on “Necessary Exposure” panel, Dixon Place.

2016

Panelist on “Interactive Theatre” panel organized by StoryForward.

2012

“Kutiyattam; The Abandonment of Sita,” a pre-performance lecture at The Asia Society. September 8.

2011

Co-Convener “Performing Tragedy Trough a Non-Western Lens” Conference at the Columbia University Center for the Mediterranean. With Helene Foley.

2010

“Translating Culture” for round-table titled "Directors and Translators: A Dialog." ALTA.

2009

“The Role of Antigone in Manipur, NE India.” Faculty Lecture at Swarthmore College.

2008

“Radical Uses of Antigone: The Fight for Regional Autonomy through Regional Culture in Manipur, NE India.” “Year of Antigones” conference at DePaul University. By invitation of Sean Kirkland and Tina Chanter.

2007

“Antigone: The Fight for Regional Autonomy through Regional Culture in Manipur, NE India.”  Lecture at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, Oxford University, Oxford.  By invitation of Edith Hall.

2007

“Radical Uses of Antigone in Manipur, NE India.”  Conference titled: Greece, Rome, and Colonial India.  University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.  By invitation of Edith Hall.

2007

“Enacting an Alternative Modernity: Kavalam Narayana Panikkar Redirects Indian Theatre.” Performance Studies International, NYU.

2007

“Antigone’s Role in Manipur, NE India.”  Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).

2007

“Literal, Cultural, and Political Translations of Antigone in Manipur, NE India.”  ATHE.

2007

“The Theatre of Roots in India, and the Politics of Aesthetics in the work of Kavalam Narayana Panikkar.”  ATHE.

2006

“Location/Context/Politics: Circulating Ratan Thiyam.”  35th Annual South Asia Conference.  Madison, WI.

2005

“The Institute as Director: The Sangeet Natak Akademi Directs the Theatre of Roots.”  Performance Studies International, Brown University.

2005

“Re-Directing Modern Indian Theatre.”  Swarthmore College.  Lecture sponsored by the William J. Cooper Foundation.

2000

“Girish Karnad: Decolonizing Ways of Seeing in Hayavadana.”  Performance Studies International, Arizona.

1999

“Establishing ‘Our Own’ Identity Through ‘Our Own’ (National) Theatre: The Theatre of Roots Movement in India.”  Performance Studies International, Wales.

1998

“Toward Thanathu: The Direction of Kavalam Narayana Panikkar.” ATHE.

1996

“Ambassador Topeng: Productions of Topeng in the United States.”  Asians in America Conference, NYU.