Vinita Sud Belani on creating South Asian theater with 'universal appeal'
A new play in the South Bay tells the story of a remarkable woman you may not know about.
Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim Indian radio operator, was one of the most important spies for the Allied Powers in World War II. Her life is memorialized in a new play called Soundwaves: The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan. It’s from EnActe Arts, an acting troupe that focuses on ‘South Asian Theater with universal appeal.’ Artistic director Vinita Sud Belani sat down with KALW’s Jen Chien to talk about what it means to be an immigrant creating art in the United States, and why these kinds of stories are so important today.
"Art is not art unless it has a little activism involved.