St. Ann's warehouse Gala.

Honoring Mira Nair

Special Guest Marisa Tomei
Featuring the cast of Monsoon Wedding, The Musical


Artists broke through barricades this season — Fandango at the Wall, Little Amal, The Jungle, Supremacy Project and The Patient Gloria — with ferocity, humor, beauty and joy. And we’re about to culminate with our second theatrical adaptation. Emma Rice’s Wuthering Heights was the first, and Mira Nair’s iconic film Monsoon Wedding is about to become a rousing musical.  

One day, we will look back with wonder that all of this happened in one season. What glorious madness! The partnerships, the passion, the thousands gathering in service to collective outrage, creativity and light. Now let’s party like it’s 2019 and celebrate the genius of Mira Nair and the gorgeous company of Monsoon Wedding, The Musical!


6:15pm    Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
7:30pm    Baraat & Performances from Monsoon Wedding, The Musical
9:15pm     Feast by Sona
                    “Distinctly Indian cuisine with a New York touch” 
                      Executive Chefs: Hari Nayak and Harish Nair

                      Dancing with DJ Rekha


Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Theater
St. Ann’s Warehouse
45 Water St | Brooklyn Bridge Park | dumboBKLYN


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MIRA NAIR, Honoree

Academy Award-nominated film director Mira Nair began her career as an actor in a Theatre Action Group in New Delhi, India in 1973. She is best known for her groundbreaking films that cross borders of all kinds: Salaam Bombay! (Caméra d’Or, Cannes 1988), the pioneering Asian-African romance Mississippi Masala (1991), Golden Globe & Emmy-winning Hysterical Blindness (2001). Her international hit Monsoon Wedding (2001), for which she was the first woman to win Venice Film  Festival’s prestigious Golden Lion, is currently being transformed into a glorious musical for the stage at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

Also known for her literary craftsmanship of subcontinental fiction, Mira has filmed The Namesake (2006), The Perez Family (1995), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012), Vanity Fair (2004), A Suitable Boy (2020) and Queen of Katwe (2016). At home everywhere, she recently directed the TV pilot of the iconic film National  Treasure, and her next film will be AMRI, an experimental portrait of the artist Amrita Sher-Gil.

An activist by nature, Mira founded Salaam Baalak Trust for street children in 1989, and the Maisha Film Lab in East Africa to train film makers on the continent in 2004. She was awarded India’s third highest civilian honor, the Padma Bhushan, in 2012.



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Wine generously donated by Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg.  Beer generously donated by 1947 Craft Beer.