Anu Yadav is an actress, playwright and *cultural worker who has performed at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Imagination Stage, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Strathmore Mansion, Studio Safdar in Delhi, and the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Beijing. A multiple Artist Fellow of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, her work was featured in the documentaries Walk with Me and Chocolate City, and in publications including The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Washington City Paper, WAMU-FM and the Express. She holds a M.F.A. degree in Performance from University of Maryland, College Park. She recently wrote and performed the World Premiere of Meena’s Dream at Forum Theatre January 2014.
My work lives at the nexus of theater, social transformation, community organizing, social transformation, and public dialogue. I want to leave audiences feeling more whole, inspired, and connected than when they came in, while still addressing issues that are dark, challenging and uncomfortable.
*cultural worker: "catalyst, guide, mirror and facilitator of social change, seeking implicit and explicit solutions to collective and individual problems. This individual accepts the intellectual challenge of analyzing the world for the purpose of changing it (Cone, 1986)."