- Geeta Citygirl
Geeta Citygirl is an actor, dancer, director, producer and the founder and artistic director of SALAAM, the first South Asian American theatre, arts and film company in the USA.cite news | first= | last= | coauthors= | title=Geeta Citygirl - A Success Story | date=2002-10 | publisher= | url =http://southasianoutlook.com/issues/october_2002/profile.html | work =South Asian Outlook | pages = | accessdate = 2008-02-08 | language = ] Based in
New York City, the theatre company was started in the year 2000. SALAAM Theatre and Geeta Citygirl received the SAMA Award for Excellence in Theater in June 2005. [cite news | first= | last= | coauthors= | title=The Non-Profit Spotlight: Geeta Citygirl of SALAAM Theatre | date=2006-10-24 | publisher= | url =http://www.theculturalconnect.com/magazines/desi/2006-10-24/nonprofit | work =The Cultural Connect | pages = | accessdate = 2008-02-08 | language = ]
She credits her somewhat unusual name to friends' and colleagues' inability to pronounce her given name and considers it a reflection of her
New Yorkupbringing. [cite news | first=Marcelle | last=Fischler | coauthors= | title=Geeta Chopra and Sudhanva Sharma | date=2005-04-03 | publisher= | url =http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/03/fashion/03vows.html?_r=1&ei=5070&en=b431dcfcceb04628&ex=1181016000&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1202490409-mBFaueUT378WBuRc+AHBvg | work =The New York Times | pages = | accessdate = 2008-02-08 | language = ]
In 1999, Geeta Citygirl directed the American premiere of the controversial play, "
A Touch of Brightness" by Partap Sharmaat Harlem's Aaron Davis Hall. She also directed Rabindranath Tagore's " Karna and Kunti" as well as Badal Sircar's " And Indrajit". A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic ArtsNY and the City College of New York(CCNY), she was born and raised in New York. NY Stage credits include La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Theater for the New City, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. [cite news | first=Zachary | last=Pincus-Roth | coauthors= | title=EST's Drama-Puppetry Hybrid Serendib Opens April 4 | date=2007-04-04 | publisher= | url =http://www.playbill.com/news/article/107020.html | work =Playbill | pages = | accessdate = 2008-02-08 | language = ]
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