Madhuri Shekar is a playwright and screenwriter of the 2020 Amazon/Blumhouse feature EVIL EYE produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and starring Sarita Choudhury, based on her Audible original audio drama. She is currently writing the screenplay for SISTER ACT 3, produced by Whoopi Goldberg and Tyler Perry, and directed by Tim Federle. Her TV credits include the upcoming series adaptation of THREE BODY PROBLEM for Netflix, executive produced by Benioff and Weiss, Alex Woo, and Rian Johnson, and the HBO fantasy epic THE NEVERS. She is writing a new epic drama pilot for Hulu, ABC Studios and Nisha Ganatra. Her play A NICE INDIAN BOY is also being adapted into a film by Levantine Films.
She received her MFA from USC and graduated from the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard. Her play HOUSE OF JOY first premiered at California Shakespeare Theatre in 2019, and will have its next production at St. Louis Rep. Her other plays include QUEEN (2019 New York Innovative Theatre Awards, Outstanding Original Full Length Script; Edgerton New Play Award), IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT (Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award), A NICE INDIAN BOY, ANTIGONE: PRESENTED BY THE GIRLS OF ST. CATHERINE’S and the TYA play BUCKET OF BLESSINGS (Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Original Work – TYA).
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