The Elephant

in the Room

A one-woman show

by Priyanka Shetty


Priyanka Shetty is an actor, director, and playwright. She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Virginia and currently serves as a Faculty member at the University of Virginia, Department of Drama. Priyanka is the author of two original plays – her one-woman show The Elephant in the Room, and #Charlottesville constructed verbatim from interviews with residents of Charlottesville, VA who speak about the city in light of the white supremacist rallies and events of August 11-12, 2017. Priyanka is currently working on her third play The Wall which deals with immigration issues in America. 


THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM premiered at CATCO/Evolution Theatre in Columbus OH in March 2019 and Priyanka kickstarted THE ELEPHANT ON THE ROAD Tour at Yale University in April 2019. Since then she has performed at several venues across the country and her most recent performance was on the Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington DC. Priyanka is excited to continue touring with this performance and taking it to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2020.


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