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NYUAD Arts and Humanities faculty are frequently featured in local and international news media.

FirstAct: In 'Salt', a woman and her daughters walk the hard line between hunger and dignity
'Salt' revolves around a family of three women — a mother and two daughters — who are coping with the pandemic and its resulting shortcomings by telling each other stories and faking the food on their plate.
Firstpost | September 17, 2020

Pandemic made me realise Bengaluru is a labour camp with a few apartments: Abhishek Majumdar
For 15 years, Abhishek Majumdar has created plays on the fragility of human lives trapped in war and other upheavals. When the lockdown turned him into a relief worker, the award-winning theatre director found himself in a baffling new conflict zone.
Indian Express | May 31, 2020

Playwright Abhishek Majumdar talks Kashmir and extremism
In society, the role of the artist is unambiguous: to assert the individual imagination, be curious and forge new questions — the singular power that states fear.
Gulf News | September 3, 2019

Playwright-director Abhishek Majumdar on theatre as confluence, its future in India, and directing a film.
Culture critic Trisha Gupta's two-part interview with playwright-director Abhishek Majumdar.
Majumdar spoke with critic Trisha Gupta about theatrical form and content, the politics of language in India, and his many interests beyond the stage.
Firstpost. | August 20, 2019

As Abhishek Majumdar's Djinns of Eidgah is staged at Edinburgh Fringe, a conversation with the playwright-director
Culture critic Trisha Gupta's two-part interview with playwright-director Abhishek Majumdar.
Majumdar's production of Djinns of Eidgah by the Bread Theatre and Film Company of Cambridge is currently being staged at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Firstpost. | August 19, 2019

Pah-La review – fascinating Tibetan drama sets theatre ablaze
Abhishek Majumdar’s play launches a philosophical inquiry into non-violence and defying oppression at the Royal Court, London.
The Guardian | April 9, 2019