a well-known actress in the New York/New Jersey theatre community and has appeared in numerous plays staged by Epic Actors’ Workshop since 1991. Gargi Mukherjee has acted in a few films, including Karma Calling, a film that has already won awards in the Festival circle and played an important part in Mira Nair’s film, The Namesake.
acted in many plays under the guidance of stalwart directors like Amol Palekar, Bibhash Chakraborty, Usha Ganguly, Mohan Agashe, Joanna Sherman, and Farley Richmond, among others. She has toured India and Nepal with a couple of productions of Epic Actors’ Workshop. In the International Fringe Theater Festival of New York in 2005, Gargi performed a monologue in English, The Breast Chronicle to much critical acclaim, based on an adaptation of a short story by the celebrated novelist Mahasweta Devi from India. Recently Gargi has started developing some of her own scripts, a one-woman monologue of Rabindrananth Tagore’s Streer Patra, entitled, Mrinal’s Letter and her latest work, Our Voices involving the stories of our children growing up in the South Asian diaspora.
the executive producer of a documentary film Free to Sing made on singer / songwriter Kabir Suman from Kolkata, India.
a master’s degree in English Literature from New York University.