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“Jacob Rajan hands in an unforgettable performance in multiple roles, joined by a majestic vulture puppet”
New Zealand playwright-performer Jacob Rajan explores mortality with an eerily lifelike vulture puppet
Auckland-based theatre artist Jacob Rajan has done something completely different as a cowriter and performer in an upcoming production at the Cultch.
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Rajan who takes on the delightful role of the guru as well as 17 characters in Guru of Chai, says the play is based on an Indian fairy tale.
Rajan said he had a deeper connection with the play now, at the age of 56, than he did when he first performed it in his 20s.
If you had to paint a picture of a storyteller it might look like Jacob Rajan. The yarns are plentiful and stem from a life seen through a curious lens.
A serendipitous meeting between Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis has since evolved to become one of New Zealand’s strongest artistic partnerships. Now, the co-founders of Indian Ink are preparing to celebrate the theatre company’s 25-year anniversary.
Whilst performing, master puppeteer Jon Coddington’s is completely in the moment.As he moves his puppet across the stage, his facial expression changes in line with the clicks and hisses of the vulture.
If Indian actors are to make a mark on New Zealand theatre, they need more Indian writers providing Indian roles, a director says.
Twenty years ago, Jacob Rajan became the first Indian actor to graduate from Toi Whakaari—NZ School of Drama and went on to take his passion for theatre to the next level.