(5 STARS ) "Dipti Mehta’s beautiful and devastating Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan."
"Anchored by Dipti Mehta's astonishing performance, Honour is a dark, troubling, yet humourous and vibrant take on life as a Mumbai prostitute."
"[Mehta] beautifully embodies each role while masterfully intertwining character performance with rhythmic dance combinations."
"Mehta masterfully embodies five characters as she whirls across the stage through several accents—a performance that earned her the SAIPAF’s coveted and esteemed Best Actor Award"
Dipti Mehta, whose day job is as a PhD researcher in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Sloan Kettering, has put together a well-structured and authentic-feeling tale that is witty, graceful and pointed.
- Jonathan Mendell
What makes Honour most unusual as a solo piece, in addition to its subject matter, is that its performer/writer is able to tell its tale by employing her considerable dance skills to make each character entertainingly larger than life
- Samuel Leiter
“Dipti is making India proud and great to see Indians sharing stage with the world recognized entertainers”
--Times of India
“Dipti is a one-woman force, actively speaking to the deep implications of the sex trade across multiple relationships, generations and nations."
--Carey Lovelace, Artistic Director of "Loose Change Productions"
“Thought provoking play about many social issues including women's rights. Compelling, entertaining piece as well as provocative”
--Frank Carucci, President, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
“Highlights the complexities of a mother daughter relationship”
“Petite actress who appeared powerful on stage comfortably shifted roles”
--News India Times
“Honour's rendition of the many perspectives on the sex trade and the women in it was both concise and engrossing”
--Ninotchka Rosca, author, journalist and human rights activist, AF3IRM NY Chapter
“Dipti is an immense talent: A writer, story-teller, dancer, and a truly fine actress. She sparkles...so much so that you won't want to take your eyes off her”
--Terry Berliner, director/choreographer, artistic director, and writer.
“Deeply moving and truthful characterization of a subject that can rip the heart out of a human being”
--Stuart Perrin, author of Little Sisters
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