Artist Profile: Abhi Shrestha

Abhi Shrestha

City/State: Chicago, IL

Age: MCR was my favorite band in High School

Racial / Ethnic Identity: Nepali

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: TBA when I figure that out, stay tuned.

Why do you want to write for Rescripted? Because I’m an immigrant, and I’m an American and I have stake in this. Because I’m here, and I have a voice. Because the discourse matters, because how we talk about our work with each other matters. Because i’m interested in the New Canon. Because I want change in the landscape of theatre criticism in the American theatre practice.

What are your artistic disciplines? Director, Administrator, Dramaturge, Writer, Knitter (yes), Painter, Curator

What “lenses” do you bring with you when you go to a show? Queer, Brown, Activist, Director, Immigrant, Writer, Dramaturge

Who is your favorite theatre artist and why? Kate Tempest. Because of her curiosity. Because of her heart. Because of her investigation across artistic mediums. Because of her questions. Because: