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The Bánh Mì Chronicles

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The word “ Bánh Mì “ means “bread” in Vietnamese. Bánh Mì sandwiches are a long-time Vietnamese staple that’s been influenced since the French colonization. It was the first Vietnamese food I grew to like as a Southeast Asian kid growing up in a White middle class neighborhood outside of Chicago. Th… read more

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Carrying a "Handful of Sand" with Anu Bhatt

For this season 1, episode 3, I welcome Anu Bhatt as our guest for this episode.  Anu is an actor, dancer, and playwright. She was originally raised in San Diego, CA before moving to Chicago to pursue theater.  She recently moved back to San Diego, and is currently promoting her solo show, "Hollow / Wave" in other cities. While speaking with her, she was in the midst of preparing for that show in New York on 10/29 .  Anu shares her experience on what it was like creating "Hollow / Wave" which takes the audience on her journey through dance, family, her experiences as a South Asian American woman, and her personal battles with mental health. We also chatted further about her difficult challenges in breaking through the theater / film scene as a South Asian American woman, and her own way of explaining what "the handful of sand" means in context to the lack of representation and visibility of POC (people of color) actors, writers, producers and directors in TV / film / theater/ media. 
Recorded: 10/15/19
Anu Bhatt is an actor, dancer and playwright. Her one-woman show Hollow/Wave premiered at Chicago’s Silk Road Rising in May 2018 and is now touring, including off-Broadway at the 10th annual United Solo Festival. Anu received her B.A. in Linguistics at U.C. Berkeley and her M.F.A. in Acting from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. She is an Indian classical dancer and loves speaking languages. She is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency.  You can also follow her play on Instagram at @hollowwavetheplay or on Facebook at Hollow / Wave. 


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