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Radio Karishma Interview w/ Rachana Sr
00:00 / 28:28

In no way was I seeing a debutant on the screen, Ishika's performance was stellar! Cannot believe the maturity with which she emoted... Right from the first scene when we can see the uneasiness and worry in her eyes... The emotional roller-coaster ride she took us all just hit straight at the heart. - Nirupama Singh

Nirupama Singh, LA Shorts Film Festival Audience

Thought provoking. Unapologetic. Sincere. The meaning behind the show is clear and the acting spot on. These are the stories that need to be told. I loved the unapologetic use of the actors cultural languages. There is a beautiful connection and joy that can only be shown when people are in their own “wheel house”. The movement moments were striking and vibrant.

Ryan Shelby Lee, Something in the Air at Hollywood Fringe

The play covers many topics surrounding Asian and Asian American experiences.... The play has a good set up.  Wonderful to see such a diverse Asian cast on stage. There is a strong potential of talent in this group. These stories are vital.

Patrick Chavis, LA Theatre Bites

When I wanted to see how I should feel about what is going on, I looked at Ishika. She is so grounded on stage. 

Fiona Rose Dyer, Something in the Air at CalArts

I saw The Fig and the Wasp last night and was absolutely FLOORED by you. You showed grace, strength, power, emotion, range, everything that a leading woman can be... You are a force of nature...  Congratulations and I pray that you are proud of the mic you just dropped... You are what the Arts need in this world. Never ever stop.

B. K. Dawson, Staff and Alum at CalArts

"Jhansi Ki Rani, played by Ishika Muchhal, is an Indian warrior queen. Jhansi Ki Rani was one of the first woman of Indian royalty to learn the art of self-defense. ... The effort to dismantle gender roles in Indian culture is effectively portrayed in Muchhal’s performance." 

Jaelyn Decena, A Zoom of Ones' Own, The Cougar Chronicle

"These students bring experience in a wide range of dance forms and performance to create a coherent style of movement that represents their explorations into the abstract concepts of Estés. It is the penetrating howling and freedom of the wolves, combined with the moon’s energy, that forms the backdrop to a journey of self liberation. ... it makes for a delightful visual experience."

Richard Beck - Broadway Baby, Dear Mother Moon at Edinburgh Fringe

I was deeply impressed with Ishika's artistry and the mastery of her craft.  I wish I could have captured the positive energy in the auditorium that evening and focused it on a special target--world peace, perhaps.  What a gift she is to the world!

                                                                                                                                        Steve Baker, Monrovia City Historian & Treasurer


I am so blessed to have experienced this young woman’s Arangetram. I was moved to tears by her performance, and by the show of love and support by everyone in attendance.

                                                                                                                                                Angela Estela Moore, actor, director, writer

The dedication, skill and more than a decade’s preparation was visible and touched every member in the audience.

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