Drama Desk Award Winning #1 Off-Broadway Destination 59E59 Theaters
“Shetty is a dynamic performer, vividly evoking other characters, major and minor, in her narrative, and using space and physicality for maximum immersive effect. Humor pervades the show, and Shetty deftly interweaves Elephant's comedic strain with its moments of loss, struggle, questioning, and resistance." - John R. Ziegler and Leah Richards, Thinking Theater NYC
Priyanka made her Off-Broadway debut with a sold-out run at the coveted 59E59 Theaters’
“East to Edinburgh” Festival in New York City in July 2022. The show was attended by industry professionals and theatre goers in NYC and received glowing reviews and feedback from the audience.
Among the attendees was John Eisner who served as the Artistic Director of The Lark for
27 years who said "As I watched the show, I thought of how beautifully the play is in
conversation with other plays about the struggle to hold onto one's values and
purpose in a world that is constantly trying to reduce us to insiders and outsiders,
mainstream and marginalized."
These performances were part of a special preview of the show before its month-long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022. Priyanka's successful NYC run set a strong precedent for an even stronger reception in Edinburgh and her Scotland tour!
“Hilarious, intimate, and honest, THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM explores the challenges of diversity. Priyanka’s experience touches on things specific and universal ...whatever Priyanka does next, I plan to go see." Rebecca Russavage, Stagebuddy