PenNaatak was founded in 1999 by Hareesh
Chander and Anita Sreedhar. The purpose of PenNaatak was to
perform South Asian oriented theatre. Later that year, the
two successfully directed PenNaatak's first show, Tara.
Since then, Naatak has grown significantly. In the Spring of
2002, PenNaatak joined PAC, the Performing Arts Council, and
performed their first PAC funded show, East is East, in the
Fall of 2002.