This is a rendition of Shogo Ohta’s silent play “The Water Station” featuring Shankar Venkateswaran, a young stage director gaining attention in India, as well as up- andcoming actors chosen from auditions held throughout India. Shogo Ohta (1939-2007) was a playwright and stage director from Japan that during the cacophony of the 1960s established a unique style of play with no dialog known as the “silent play.” His outstanding “The Water Station” has been performed over 200 times in 25 cities worldwide to date. Parts of the play, which was produced during a period of high economic growth in Japan, are indicative of present- day India. It was created with the hope of giving people in India, where physical affluence is spreading rapidly, the opportunity to rethink the basic meaning of “humankind,” which can easily be forgotten.