Shivani Wazir Pasrich Productions was established to address the joint objectives of providing a solid platform to the arts and to utilize the immense potential of this medium to bring social issues to the fore front.

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A versatile Actress, Odissi dancer and TV Presenter/ Emceee, Shivani Wazir Pasrich has conceptualized and starred in the well received touring production “Draupadi-Will my spirit live on?” . Having acted in national award winning plays and films, this former Miss India World Wide was consultant for the launch of the Indian Parliament’s TV channel. Shivani has also made documentaries on socially relevant issues such as the girl child, education and dance. Her concern for animals and interest in dance, theater and choreography has led to her strong connection with “I am the Tiger.”

The production house began its journey with the play “Draupadi- We are so different now” which explores the current social relevance of the mythical character of Draupadi. The play was premiered in New Delhi and later in its new avatar “ Draupadi- Will my spirit live on ?” was performed in Mumbai & Bangaluru. The play was able to bring together some world renowned luminaries in the in arts including painter Anjolie Ela Menon, fashion designer Ritu Kumar, singer Shubha Mugdal. American director Tina Johnson & historian Aman Nath. Later with the New York performance in March 2011, Shivani Wazir Pasrich Productions took its first step towards addressing issues of relevance on a global platform.

The funds raised from the first eight performances of the play were donated to the Breast Cancer Patients Benefit Foundation. Later the production house championed the cause of Safe Motherhood through the WRA (White Ribbon Alliance). We also made a documentary on the girl child entitled “ Girls are Gold”.

Our latest production is a one woman show entitled “ I am the Tiger” which was premiered in January 2011 at the Singinawa Jungle Lodge in Kanha National Park for the “ Artists for Tigers” project. This piece tells the story of Taqdeer, a tiger, and through that sensitizes us to the plight of animals on the brink of extinction.

Once venerated and associated with divinity, the tiger is now steadily hunted for its skin, bones and teeth. This magnificent creature is disappearing and with it our grasp of natures force and our sense of humanity and humility. “I am the Tiger” is an evocative one woman tour de force. It is a performance, easy to stage and suitable for the whole family, one which explores the role of the Tiger in our lives and the need to preserve this proud species. Performed by acclaimed Indian actress Shivani Wazir Pasrich, this portable performance incorporates elements of story-telling, traditional dance, song, poetry, live percussion and dynamic physicality to create a passionate and vibrant theatrical performance.