Nepalese Dance-Dramas And Contemporary Theatre (Tues. 4/30)

By Eric Steinschneider, April 19, 2024

A Public Talk By Director/Researcher Rose Schwietz

From Sand to Water in the Himalayas: Reimagining Traditional Nepalese Dance-Dramas Within Contemporary Theatre

Tuesday, April 30, 12–1 p.m. Dillingham Classroom 6

Come to a public talk by Rose Schwietz Malla, a theatre-maker, researcher, and educator from Minnesota. Rose spent ten years in Nepal teaching theatre and directing and performing with One World Theatre. She is also a 2022-2023 Fulbright Research in Nepal Alumnus; her research explored sati ghatu naach, a traditional ethnic Gurung dance-drama, which led to an original play - Deurali Daandi: The Last Chapter of Ghatu (director, researcher, co-creator). Other recent theatre highlights include Constellations (actor, Kathmandu), Macbeth Massacre (assistant director and actor, Kathmandu), and Twelfth Night (assistant director and intimacy choreography, UMass Amherst).

She is currently an MFA candidate in Theatre Directing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and she teaches and trains regularly in Suzuki and Viewpoints. Her upcoming projects include Tragedy of Maila Kami (MN Fringe 2024), Holyoke Community College Fall 2024 Production, and Xanadu (UMass Amherst 2025).

Picture of Rose Schwietz

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance Performance and the Department of Philosophy and Religion.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Kathleen Mulligan at or Eric Steinschneider at

A Public Talk By Director/Researcher Rose Schwietz