I'm also working on a couple of new projects this fall:
Bhangin' It (with Rehana Lew Mirza and composer Samuel Willmott) is a brand-new musical inspired by bhangra, the Punjabi (Sikh) folk dance that has sparked fierce intercollegiate competitions and sick beats sampled by the likes of Jay-Z and Usher. Our musical is about a biracial girl named Mary who gets kicked off her college bhangra team for "not being Indian enough" so she forms a ragtag multicultural dance team of her own.
Teenage Dick is an adaptation of Richard III set in high school. A commission from The Apothetae (a company built around illuminating the "Disabled Experience"), this play is currently being test-piloted in the Lark Playwrights' Workshop, where I am a 2014-2015 Featured Writer.