Stream of Consciousness of Singing Birds – by Bina Sharif

Synopsis: A memory play of surrealistic bird-like humans and their journey from one climate to another and from one culture to another, encompassing oceans, mountains, high and low altitudes. A journey of happiness and loss, of life and death. A journey within and a journey of everyday happenings.
Cast Size: 9
This Play is: Unpublished
Production History:

Theater for [...]

Sleeping with Horses – by Bina Sharif

Synopsis: Part 2 of One Thousand Hours of Love, in which Kamla writes letters to her possibly imaginary English lover, James.
Setting: A small cottage in Kerala, on a rainy day.
Cast Size: 1
KAMLA: A South Asian woman
This Play is: Unpublished
Production History:

Commissioned by Mabou Mines in New York, produced for their summer residency program with the playwright [...]

Carrie’s Web – by Shyamala Moorty

Synopsis: Spiders have often been a source of humansâ  deepest nightmares.  However, in Carrie’s Web they may actually save the day!  A young South Asian woman struggles to untangle herself from cultural and familial webs.  She looks for empowerment to stop cycle of violence only to find help from an extremely unlikely source.  A [...]

Bridge & Tunnel – by Taniya Hossain

Synopsis: Sarah, a suburban housewife, befriends her gay neighbor Mike when he loses his longtime companion in a motorcycle accident. The two form a strange bond when Mike learns that Sarahâ s first husband was also killed in a car accident. They spend their nights mourning their lost loves in their own unique way until [...]

Ron – by Sudipta Bhawmik

Synopsis: The play is about the continuous fight that each one of us has to go through for our physical and emotional survival, especially for those of us who are the first generation immigrants to USA. The wars we fight are not always just and fair but we still need to fight them anyway.
Ron (Ronobir) [...]

Umbrella Spokes and the Apocalypse – by Sarovar Banka

Synopsis: Oblivious to theory, two otherwise unoccupied men construct and deconstruct the Apocalypse inside their apartment.
Setting: A  bare Los Angeles apartment
Time Period: any time/contemporary
Cast Size: 2
Casting: Douglas, a man about thirty three.
Theodore, a man also about thirty three.
Design Needs: The set is a spare, non-realistic, an impression of a place. It is a single room, [...]

The Moral Implications of Time Travel – by Sarovar Banka

Synopsis: The Moral Implications of Time Travel takes place in the early nineties, on the semi-rural/suburban outskirts of Detroit where Anil Das, an Indian immigrant to America now in his sixties, lives with Pranav, his thirty year old son who has never moved out.
       At the outset of the play, Anil announces that [...]

Jetlag – by Sarovar Banka

Synopsis: Presented in a fractured form, Jetlag unfolds as mystery that explores the psychological effect of emotional longing, dislocations of time and space that are both literal and metaphoric, and the events and influence of people in our lives that result in our failure or success. In the center of the play is a love [...]

Five Plays for the Visiting Maharaja – by Sarovar Banka

Synopsis: This collection of one acts are generally comedic and philosophical in their nature.  A few are short and lighthearted such as A Play for my Dentist, a ten-minute which traces the (sweet but not saccharine) emotional relationship between two dentists of different ethnicities through their research and collaboration in dentistry. Others are bit more [...]

When Saris Speak (The Mother) – Part I of Migritude, An Epic Journey in Four Movements – by Shailja Patel

Synopsis: 90-minute spoken-word theatre show
Written, produced, and performed by Shailja Patel
Directed by Kim Cook, Choreography by Parijat Desai
90-minute spoken-word theatre show. Uses artist’s trousseau of saris, passed down by her mother, to unfold hidden histories of women’s lives in the bootprint of Empire, from India to East Africa. Text consists of 14 sections, divided [...]

Gandhi Marg – by Anita Chandwaney

Synopsis: Gandhi Marg  was inspired by “A Streetcar Named Desire” and is set in the neighborhood surrounding Chicago’s Devon Avenue, affectionately known as little India.  The action takes place in the front “yard” of Shardul and Shanti’s apartment building, and inside the apartment itself.  Shanti and Shardul are newlyweds and very much in love. Shanti’s sister, [...]

Unveiled – by Rohina Malik

Synopsis: Racism.  Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life.
Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this compelling one-woman show. (Can also be performed with multiple actors).
Setting: United States and London, England
Time Period: Post 9/11
Cast Size: One woman Show or Multiple actors.
Character Breakdown For Unveiled
Part One [...]

Queen of the Remote Control – by Sujata G. Bhatt

Synopsis: It’s 1999 and the seemingly boundless days of the bubble. Shilpa Shah, a bright, sarcastic 17 year-old, longs to smash the glassy screen of her Indian family’s upper middle class LA life. When her brother and his fiance arrive from Silicon Valley, the screen shatters loosing all the ugly secrets of class, color, greed, [...]

Perfect Fit – by Lina Patel

Synopsis:  Perfect Fit if a fast-paced story about five friends, reunited, at a cross-roads in their lives.  In the play, marriage, fashion, inter-racial relationships and child-rearing are humorously explored to shine a light on three different ways of parenting.
Setting: New York City
Time Period: Now
Cast Size: 5
Radhika.  East Indian American.  A fashion designer/merchandiser.  Thirty-three.  Recently divorced.  At [...]

Disappearance of Luck – by Lina Patel

Synopsis: The Disappearance of Luck is about what happens when a man’s wife mysteriously disappears and a stranger appears in his life. An urban, contemporary story, The Disappearance of Luck explores loss and grief without losing its grasp on the humor and tenderness that true love inspires.
Setting: An American city
Time Period: Now
Cast Size: Seven
TEDDY, [...]