Blacky’s Trunk (English/French) – by Sujay Sood

Synopsis: The play is written in English and Hindi (an original version exists in English and French; English/Spanish and English/Hungarian versions also exist).

The structure of the play and the nature of physical and verbal repetition is such that a spectator how knows only one language either English or French will be able to understand [...]

Accusation – by Bina Sharif

Synopsis: Ten young men are wrongfully accused by their neighbors of various petty crimes, such as jumping rope in the apartment.
Setting: A courtroom, an upscale French restaurant in NYC
Time Period: 2000
Cast Size: 13
ACCUSED MEN (2), 18-20 years old. The remaining 8 men are represented by signs taped to empty chairs.
JUDGE, white American female
DEFENSE ATTORNEY, white [...]

Muslim Glitter – by Bina Sharif

Synopsis: A Christian performance artist befriends a Muslim maid and converts to Islam before 9/11. Afterwards she gets a hard time in public, at airports, her office, and everyday life.
Setting: A performance art club in Manhattan, an office, an airport, and Paris, France
Time Period: 2003-2004
Cast Size: 1
This Play is: Unpublished
Production History:

Theater for the New City, [...]

On the Edge of the River Ganges – by Bina Sharif

Synopsis: A poor homeless woman and her young nephew at the Ganges River, waxing nostalgic about their artistic heritage. A sad and poetic fable of day-dreaming about your past glory.
Setting: The Ganges River
Cast Size: 3
This Play is: Unpublished
Production History:

Les Theater Festival, Theater of the New City, New York, NY
Sacramento College (Student staged reading)

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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.
Casting:
Character Breakdown For Unveiled
Part One [...]