One big break
One of the most influential performing artists agents in the United States will represent Wellington actor Jacob Rajan and his Indian Ink Theatre Company. Agent David Lieberman, a legend in performing arts and festival circles, represents only eight to 1 acts at one time. Acts include Hollywood actor Tim Robbins’ Actors’ Gang theatre company, popular new music ensemble Kronos Quartet and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Rajan, best known for the long-running hit play Krishnan’s Dairy, said Lieberman had the potential to expose Indian Ink to a vast new audience. Rajan co-founded the company with Justin Lewis. “I’m not in it for celebrity,” Rajan said. “I’m in it to get the work to the people and for them to enjoy it as a live theatre experience.” Indian Inks latest play The Guru of Chai opens at Wellington’s Downstage Theatre on September 15 and will also be staged in Australia and Singapore.