The Man of Man – by Sujay Sood

Synopsis: In lyrical and poetic refrain, an anguished soul in The Man of Man searches for forgiveness for his sin of primal homicide. Man has committed the ultimate sin of killing “the man of man,” a divinity figure, and also killing his Woman in a fit of jealous rage. In a choreographed and lyrical exploration [...]

Emblem – by Shyamala Moorty

Synopsis: The post 9/11 South Asian-American body becomes beholden to U.S. Homeland Security and molded by patriotic nationalism.  The performer, once a South Asian woman, becomes the Emblem of the US: the predatory bald eagle, as it soars into the boundless space of the future, leaving a trail of carcasses behind
Setting: Urban neighborhood in the [...]

Potty Talk – by Shyamala Moorty

Synopsis: An ABCD (American Born Confused Desi) teenager arrives in India for the first time and is shocked at the lack of toilet paper.  Her bouyant personality ironically co-exists with an elderly cleaning woman who, while sweeping up after the teenager, serves up a poignant commentary about the caste system and the waste of the [...]

The Man of Man – by Sujay Sood

Synopsis: In lyrical and poetic refrain, an anguished soul in The Man of Man searches for forgiveness for his sin of primal homicide. Man has committed the ultimate sin of killing “the man of man,” a divinity figure, and also killing his Woman in a fit of jealous rage. In a choreographed and lyrical exploration [...]

Neighbors – by Taniya Hossain

Synopsis: Neighbors follows Carrie’s revelation that her husband is cheating on her with her next door neighbor’s wife.
Setting: An apartment building in New York City.
Time Period: The present
Cast Size: 2W/ 2M
Casting:
Carrie, F.
A career gal that just wants a nice life with nice vacations.
David, M.
Carrie’s husband. A man who likes to be on top. He is [...]

Hart’s Palpitations – by Mrinalini Kamath

co-written, with music by Matthew S. Anderson
Synopsis: A ten-minute musical that takes place in a clinic for the treatment of love-related injuries. Can Dr. Hart overcome his previous bad experience with love, save his love-struck patient and finally notice the loyal Nurse O’Plasty – all in ten minutes? Written
Setting: Operating room.
Time Period: The Present
This Play Is: in Raw Impressions [...]

A Rush of Wings – by Mrinalini Kamath

Synopsis: Emilie and Ishmael appear to be having the same dreams. There are some things that a couple just shouldn’t share. 
Setting: A bedroom.
Time Period: The Present
This Play Is: Published in Smith and Kraus’ Best Ten Minute Plays for Two Actors, 2007

The Some of All Parts – by Mrinalini Kamath

Synopsis: If he seems too good to be true; he probably is. Dating in this city just got a whole lot weirder.
Setting: Manhattan apartment
Time Period: The Present
This Play Is: Published in Smith and Kraus Best Ten Minute Plays for Three or More Actors, 2004 and Healthy Primates and Other Plays from the New Play Development Workshop