It's the Road Theatre's 11th Annual Summer Playwright's Festival! And we've gone virtual!!! That's right, we are not letting a pandemic stop the production of the largest playwright's festival in the country. We have 26 plays in 12 days, it is going to be epic! Check out one or all of the plays July 30 through August 16.
You'll be able to stream on YouTube, Facebook, or the Road Theatre website- so many options! Suggested donation is $15 though please never let the money stop you from seeing and supporting artists. We'd just love to have you there :-)
I'll be performing in two readings-
-Saturday, August 8, 6pm PST/9pm EST
'Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Sometimes' by Franky D. Gonzalez, directed by Michael John Garcés
- Thursday, August 13, 6pm PST/9pm EST
'Cam Baby' by Jessica Moss, directed by Michelle Bossy
"Serious art is born from serious play." -Julia Cameron
Krishna Smitha is an American-East Indian actor and producer, born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Dallas, TX, now based in Los Angeles, CA.
Krishna began her acting career in the Indian Telugu film industry, Tollywood (not to be mistaken for its more popular cousin, Bollywood), with the award-nominated film, 'Muhurtham.' Yes, she did dance, and no, she did not sing.
In the US, she has been busy on stage in regional theatres across the southwest including the Southwest regional premiere of 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' by Rajiv Joseph. She was in the touring youth production 'Residence Elsewhere' produced by the East West Players in Los Angeles, and a company member of the Road Theatre. Beyond stage, Krishna can be seen on television exchanging barbs with Kumail Nanjiani and generally being snarky on seasons 5 and 6 of 'Silicon Valley,' in indie films like 'Beautiful Day,' and 'First Person,' playing the festival circuits, and producing projects like 'iLove' with her buddies.
"Smitha silently portrayed a woman whose kindness easily overshadowed her own affliction... she was mind opening."
-Pegasus News (Bengal Tiger from the Baghdad Zoo)
"The strong cast proves eminently watchable... Krishna Smitha offers an appealingly strong, rather than childlike, take on the journey of a blind housewife..."
-Dallas Morning News (Wait Until Dark)
"Krishna Smitha isn't your usual honey-haired heroine from on high. She's disarmingly agreeable, actually. ...she inhabits our earthly plane with such good-humored ease we have no excuse not to root for her. Most importantly, Smitha is able to bring to bear the cleverness inherent in the script in a believable way..."
-Theatre Jones (Wait Until Dark)
"She made us laugh every time in the editing room."
-Mike Judge (Silicon Valley)
"You don't look like you."
-Krishna's sister (About everything Krishna has ever acted in. Ever)
Krishna was a Neuroscience major at Johns Hopkins University before throwing that all away to pursue a career in acting. Her parents are obviously very proud.
She has a fur-baby that can be found all over her social media pages. Maya the monster is simply too adorable not to be plastered all over the internet.
Krishna's dream role would be anything related to the world of 'Star Wars.' It's her favorite movie of all time. Also she would be immensely overjoyed if she ever got the opportunity to work with the Muppets. They are her heroes.
Krishna works closely with the non-profit organization, HEAL- Health and Education for ALL. This is a charity that provides healthcare, education, and support for impoverished children in India. If you are able to, check them out and support the great work they are doing. www.HealCharity.org
Krishna is what you call a student for life, she loves learning! She is a student of yoga, meditation, improv, cooking, classical dances, fight combat, languages, hiking- really anything that strikes her fancy. Her most current venture is learning Hindi- Namaste!
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