Truth and Treason – by Rahul Varma

Synopsis:
Iraq is roiling under the American occupation and America is preparing to host the Conference for the Democracy and Salvation of Iraq in Baghdad. One day, in front of the conference, a little girl called Ghazal Ahad, daughter of an Iraqi writer Omar Ahad, jailed by the dictator Saddam, is shot [...]

Mohammed & Mary – by Sujay Sood

Synopsis: MARY DIXON is an idealistic journalist from the West whose search for unbiased truth leads her to take up an assignment as an embedded war reporter. The war arena is an unspecified mountain/desert region somewhere in the East. Mary is knocked out then abducted during a sortie by a Jihadi [...]

Ashoka’s Wheel – by Kesav Wable

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, [...]

Contract – by Sujay Sood

Synopsis: A salesman comes knocking on a cold and snowy night. He doesn’t recognize Cristina to be the ex-fiancé he ran out on a decade ago. As the past is gradually revealed, Seve tries to use the past as leverage to make his sale. The conflicts in the relationship between Devinder “Dave” and Cristina also [...]

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  www.parijatdesai.org
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 [...]

THE GOOD MUSLIM – by Rehana Mirza

Synopsis: An atheist clubkid, Nora, and a sheltered Muslim girl form an unlikely friendship. When circumstances lead them to becoming roommates, the personal becomes political.
Setting: Queens, New York
Time Period: The Present
Cast Size:  2W

The Ragged Claws – by Lina Patel

Synopsis: Battery Park City and Bangladesh are under water, the American military works in secret around the globe and Russia controls European use of natural gas.  The future is now and the present is as urgent as the past for Alec, his parents, and the people who love them.  Mother and son are battling academics. [...]

Sankalpan (Desire) – by Lina Patel

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 [...]