Draw the Cirle – by Deen

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.
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Rangoon – by Mayank Keshaviah

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 [...]

Those Who Can’t – by Mayank Keshaviah

Synopsis: A first-year teacher is confronted with the realities of teaching in an urban public elementary school.  These realities come in the form of veteran teachers, parents and administrations who aren’t comfortable with a white woman playing savior to an at-risk population of students who are African-American and Latino.  When things [...]

Taconic Parkway – by Sudipta Bhawmik

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Secession – by Anita Chandwaney

Synopsis: Momma, Dolly and Minnie are indentured servants in Louisiana.  Their family has worked for the Beauregards for many generations as paying off their debt continues to elude them.  The play opens at the Beauregard country estate in December, 1860 – a few days before South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the [...]

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 [...]

RISE – by Shyamala Moorty

Synopsis: A love-sick heroine wields a plunger as her only weapon against riots, religious fundamentalism, and the breakdown of the toilet.  A series of characters “rise”  out of her clogged toilet to regurgitate their stories of religious fundamentalism, war, and toilet paper shortages.  RISE merges humorous and dramatic characterizations with contemporary Indian dance, and a [...]

Mother in Another Language – by Taniya Hossain

Synopsis: When Tarak, a Bengali ex-pat, and Karen, an American, decide to get married, they know they’re in for some cultural difficulties. But when Tarak buys them a brownstone and asks permission to move his mother into the basement apartment, Karen knows sheâ s getting more than she bargained for. Hoping that Tarak’s mother is [...]

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 [...]

The Redemption – by Sudipta Bhawmik

Synopsis: This play is about a person named Subimal who, once an active Maoist communist, had to flee his own country and come to America in search of a new life. Although Subimal did find a new life for himself, his past always haunted him, a past which he had always kept a deep secret. [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]