Hindsight is 2020 or How Raisin Rainbows Survived A Pandemic

Written by Minita Gandhi

Directed by Minita Gandhi

Struggling actor/bartender and wannabe do-gooder Raisin Rainbows has found the pandemic relationship of her dreams but staying in it may prove to be her worst nightmare.

ACTORS

CORA VANDER BROEK  (RAISIN RAINBOWS)

Cora Vander Broek (she/her/hers) is a Los Angeles based actor. She was recently seen as “Jules” in Tracy Lett’s Linda Vista on Broadway after originating the role at Steppenwolf Theatre.  Selected regional credits:  Linda Vista (Mark Taper, Center Theatre Group); Chicago premiere of Rebecca Gillman’s Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 (Goodman Theatre, Robert Falls); All My Sons (TimeLine Theatre, Kimberly Senior); The Mousetrap (Northlight Theatre); In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play (Actors Theatre of Louisville and Milwaukee Repertory); Doubt and A Christmas Carol (Indiana Repertory). She was recently nominated for an Ovation award for her performance of “Jules” in Linda Vista, named an Actor to Watch by the Chicago Tribune, received a Jeff Award Nomination for Actress in a Supporting Role and an After Dark Award for Outstanding Performance for her work in theatre in Chicago. Television and film credits include Grace And Frankie; Law & Order: SVU; Chicago Fire; Where We Started; Of Minor Prophets and Blur Circle. Based in Los Angeles, Cora is represented by Justice & Ponder.

Cora Vander Broek

Playwright & Director:

Minita Gandhi

Minita Gandhi (she/her/hers) is a Los Angeles based actress/writer/director/activist/healer thrilled to make her Actors Circle Ensemble debut in the capacity of playwright/director. Minita is most known for her critically acclaimed solo-show Muthaland which was workshopped at Silk Road Rising, and Jeff Award-nominated for best New Work and best Solo Performance. Muthaland has played 16th Street Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, as well as colleges/universities nationally. It was also a selection for NNPN's Women in Playwriting Festival at Florida Studio Theater last year. Her short play The Sun and all it's Sighs was recently featured in the American Blues Theater Ripped Festival this past May. As a director she has had the privilege of working on Lavina Jadwhani's, The Sitayana at the renowned CAATA Festival in 2018. Acting credits include Regional Theater: Arena Stage, Lookingglass Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Indiana Repertory Theater, Florida Studio Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, and originated the role of (Priya) in Rajiv Joseph’s, The Lake Effect

TV Credits Include: Chicago Fire, Chicago PD (Dr. Prospere), Crisis (Bashira Rind), Onion News Network (Nina Shankar), Brown Girls (Mussarat). Minita also voices Shuma Mukherjee and other characters on Disney's Mickey's Upside Down Adventures.  She is a National Co-Director for the StateraArts Mentorship Program, an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, a RYT- 250 Yoga Therapist and Intuitive Healer, and founder of Minita Studio. www.minitagandhi.com / Instagram/Twitter: @minitagandhi