Synopsis: As Deen struggles to come to terms with being a transgender man, those who love him most find themselves struggling as well in this unique solo show, told entirely from the point of view of Deenā s family, friends and partner, yet performed by Deen himself. Laid bare [...]
Synopsis: Rangoon revisits Arthur Miller’s take on the American Dream, updating it for the new millennium by setting it in the context of immigrant culture in the post-9/11 world. The inspiration for the story was a 2006 New York Times article that described A.C.L.U. allegations of racial bias among federal prosecutors [...]
Setting: A million dollar home in New York ; Current
Synopsis: Manasij, a veteran Bengali screen actor is visiting USA with a theater group to stage some shows in multiple cities. During his first stop in New York, he is hosted by Dipak and Sharika at their multi-million dollar mansion in upstate New York. The enthusiastic [...]
Synopsis: It is present day. Kiran Deshpande, a real estate mogul and chair of a successful charity, â Ashokaâ s Wheelâ , steps to the podium with his wife Ritu, to address the guests attending the celebration of their non-profitâ s tenth anniversary. Kiran will come to learn that his non-profit, [...]
Synopsis: Sheela, newly-wed and newly-arrived to a big town, overcomes her alienation and loneliness by getting hooked onto the daily lessons of the TV TUTOR. Her husband, Govind, is an engineeer who is busy with work and busy with his pals.
The TV TUTOR is somewhat magical in its interactions with Sheela, and she gets herself [...]
Synopsis: The life of a Pakistani American family in Manhattan after 9/11.
Setting: A Manhattan apartment, restaurant, TV studio, anti-war demonstration, arts studio
Time Period: 2002
Cast Size: 8
MOTHER, 40, Pakistani American
SONS (2), 20, American-born Pakistani
DAUGHTER, 19, American-born Pakistani
FRIEND, 19, American-born Pakistani
MUSLIM QUR’AN TEACHER, 40
TV EXECUTIVES (2), 30s, white American males
This Play is: Unpublished
Theater for the New [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
ABCD: A Work in Progress
Twenty years ago Saira lost both of her parents in a tragic car accident and was raised by a white foster family. When an olfactory reaction to an aromatic dessert brings with it her first memories of the car accident that took her parents life, Saira begins a desperate journey to [...]
Synopsis: CHUP is the story of two estranged sisters who come to terms with their relationship after the death of their mother. Having grown up straddling two communities and cultures amidst secrets and taboos, one sister, Saima has chosen to stay close to home and to her traditional Indian-Muslim values while the other has chosen [...]
Synopsis: Sunima returns home to announce her pending engagement, but instead gets trapped in the family loss they never dealt with. As this multi-cultural, Muslim family begins to fragment, we begin to piece together the past each one hides, and the future they all share.
Setting: New Jersey
Time Period: 2002
Cast Size: 4M, 2W
This Play Is: Published with the Alexander [...]
Synopsis: David and Diane were high school sweethearts who married after Diane became pregnant. Now they live in a cramped studio apartment in Manhattan, where Diane takes care of their two-year old son. When David announces that his boss has fired him, the couple spirals into an argument that forces them to reevaluate their married [...]
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 [...]
Synopsis: An inventive fusion of Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Tagore’s The Home and the World, Sankalpan evokes a time of revolution that draws sharp parallels to the geopolitics of today. A story about self-determination both in the psyches of individuals hungry for change and in the psyche of an evolving national identity, Sankalpan is set [...]
Synopsis: A 45 minute play for youth about a child growing up Deaf in a Hearing family.
Time Period: The Present
Cast Size: 3
SAM: Deaf Actor or Actress
MAN: ASL Proficient Actor- plays Papa Duck, Mr. Swan, various kids
WOMAN: ASL Proficient Actress- plays Mama Duck, Teacher, various kids
*Casting Note: Due to the story-telling nature of this script, [...]