Madhuri Shekar is a playwright and screenwriter. She wrote the Amazon/Blumhouse feature EVIL EYE produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and starring Sarita Choudhury, based on her Audible original audio drama. 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 worked on SISTER ACT 3 for Disney, and has multiple pilots in development. Her play A NICE INDIAN BOY has been adapted into an upcoming film starring Jonathan Groff and Karan Soni, produced by Levantine Films.
She received her MFA from USC and graduated from the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard. Her plays have been produced across the United States and internationally. They include HOUSE OF JOY, 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, THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY (TYA musical based on the book by Oliver Jeffers), and the TYA play BUCKET OF BLESSINGS (Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Original Work – TYA).
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