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Public Obscenities

Opening Date: Jan 17, 2024

Closing Date: Feb 25, 2024

Running Time: 03:05

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Playing @

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

262 Ashland Place Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Public Obscenities explores the pleasures and pitfalls of living in translation as it follows a queer studies PhD student returning to his family home in Kolkata with his Black American boyfriend. This “gorgeously precise” (The New Yorker) bilingual production enjoyed a successful run earlier this year at Soho Rep, where it was named a Critic’s Pick in a New York Times review describing playwright Shayok Misha Chowdhury as “a writer with great promise.” Theatre for a New Audience and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company present Soho Rep and the NAATCO National Partnership Project’s Public Obscenities, written and directed by Chowdhury.

Part of the 2024 Under the Radar Festival.
Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 intermission. Performed in Bangla and English

Performance Schedule:


No 2 PM performance January 20


Shayok Misha Chowdhury

Written by

Shayok Misha Chowdhury

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Directions Subway

Atlantic Av Station [2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q]; Lafayette Av [C]; Fulton St [G].

Assisted Listening System

Assistive Listening Devices that transmit sound via headsets are available for all performances. For an Assistive Listening Device, please visit the box office before entering the mainstage theatre.


Gender diversity is welcome at Theatre for a New Audience. All are welcome to use the restroom that best fits their identity. In addition to men’s and women’s restrooms on the first floor, there is a gender neutral single-stall private restroom on the mezzanine level (third floor).

Wheelchair Info

Access for wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility is available on all floors of Polonsky Shakespeare Center. For questions about accessible seating, please email or call 212-229-2819 x10

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