Note on the Play

All in the Timing is a collection of one-act plays by the American playwright David Ives, written between 1987 and 1993. It had its premiere Off-Broadway in 1993 at Primary Stages,[1] and was revived at Primary Stages in 2013.[2] It was first published by Dramatists Play Service in 1994, with a collection of six plays; however, the updated collection contains fourteen. The short plays are almost all comedies (or comedy-dramas), focusing mainly on language and wordplay, existentialist perspectives on life and meaning, as well as the complications involved in romantic relationships. High-school and college students frequently perform the plays, often due to their brevity and undemanding staging requirements.


Note on the Director

Anushka Dasgupta is a student of the arts and theatre. Having been involved in various productions with groups such as Theatrecian and Nayeeka; she has performed in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata. She has also Co-Directed plays with Theatrecian’s Founder Tatagatha Chowdhury for various schools including – MPS Mussoorie, BHS Kolkata and recently the 125 years celebration of St. John’s Diocesan called Yatrika. This is her Directorial Debut.


Note on the playwright

David Ives (born July 11, 1950) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. He is perhaps best known for his comic one-act plays; The New York Times in 1997 referred to him as the “maestro of the short form”.[1] Ives has also written dramatic plays, narrative stories, and screenplays, has adapted French 17th and 18th-century classical comedies, and adapted 33 musicals for New York City’s Encores! Series.


Note on the Group.

An intensely passionate group of youngsters from Kolkata formed Nayeeka as a medium of practicing their art with a deep-rooted commitment towards producing quality content for its audience. Starting off as an interdisciplinary group, Nayeeka, has since its origin in 2016, widened its horizons towards theatre. Through the years, starting with ‘Ikhtyaar’ in 2016, Nayeeka has regularly staged shows in Kolkata in an attempt to carry forward their intention of creating magic on stage. On the 17th of August 2019, Nayeeka comes with yet another production, a collection of plays by playwright David Ives called ‘All in The Timing.’