This summer we're workshopping "Bhangin' It" and our commissioned trilogy with La Jolla Playhouse. September 17 is the New Playwrights Welcome at New Dramatists where I'll begin my seven-year residency.
Some spring updates!
Rehearsals continue for Teenage Dick, produced by Ma-Yi at the Public. If you're in NYC check it out June 12-July 15. Tix here:
Coming up in June I've also received a Project Springboard dance workshop of our musical Bhangin' It (music/lyrics by Sam Willmott, book by me and Rehana Mirza, and choreography by Rujuta Vaidya), courtesy of the Jerome Robbins Foundation. Press release here:
Rehana and I recently became Artists-in-Residence at La Jolla Playhouse, which is my hometown theater and the recent producers of my play Tiger Style! While in residence we'll be working on Bhangin' It and a trilogy they commissioned:
And finally, after 4 years of working there and 8 years of applying, I've just been accepted into the latest class of New Dramatists:
Get yer tix. Ma-Yi presents the world premiere of "Teenage Dick" at the Public. June 12-July 15 directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and starring Gregg Mozgala who commissioned and started this whole crazy mess. Tix here:
Grateful to have just received the PEN/Laura Pels Emerging American Playwright Award!
Press release here.
We're doing a Ma-Yi Labfest reading of my new play "British Raj - Just the Fun Parts" on Sat Oct 28 at 3pm. In the Ma-Yi room: 260 W 35th St #203.
This is part 1 of a trilogy about colonialism I'm cowriting with Rehana Lew Mirza, commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse and supported through our joint Ma-Yi/Mellon Fellowship.
British Raj - Just the Fun Parts
5 Desis cover 350 years of history in 2 hours.
directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
With Samrat Chakrabarti, Nick Choksi, Sanjit DeSilva, Sanjiv Jhaveri, & Debargo Sanyal
To reserve a spot email firstname.lastname@example.org
Just announced: I'll be on a weeklong Creative Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm!
I'm thrilled to announce I've just been named an inaugural recipient of the Lark Venturous Fellowship. I'll be in residence at the Lark over the next two years as I find a production home for my play Teenage Dick.
On May 1, my musical Bhangin' It will have a 29-hour workshop with Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. This is the first airing of the musical after 3 years of labor with my co-book writer Rehana Lew Mirza and our composer/lyricist Sam Willmott.
As seen in Variety, Teenage Dick will be headed to The O'Neill this summer after its workshop production at The Public.
On 4/24/16, the opening monologue to the play was featured in The New York Times as part of "Shakespeare's Deleted Scenes," a feature marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Check the artwork from Jason Raish via the NYT!