QUEEN will be playing in the Bay Area this weekend, Sep 28-29! Tickets/info: https://www.tikkl.com/enacte/c/queen
Produced by EnActe Arts and directed by Vinita Sud Belani.
EnActe did multiple wonderful productions of my play A NICE INDIAN BOY and I’m so glad to be working with them again.
The Simpsons writer/producer and playwright Mike Reiss saw the Bay Area premiere of the play last week and was nice enough to leave a video review.
Which also made me think of another amazing video review I got for this play, from Tanya Saracho herself, playwright extraordinaire and creator of the new Starz show VIDA.
Had my first workshop of a new radio play for Audible this week, coming to your ears in 2019! Very very excited for this one. Thank you @piajune for taking these pictures of our process! (at Minetta Lane Theater)
Photo by Liz Lauren, Victory Gardens 2017
Full length. 2f, 2m
World Premiere at Victory Gardens, Chicago, April 2017. Directed by Joanie Schultz.
Recent and Upcoming productions:
Seattle: August 2018. Directed by Agastya Kohli, Produced by Pratidhwani and ACT
Cupertino: September 2018. Directed by Vinita Sud Belani, Produced by EnActe Theatre.
New York: February 2019. Details to be announced.
Sanam Shah, a mathematician, and Ariel Spiegel, a biologist, are PhD candidates and best friends working together to discover the cause of colony collapse disorder – the urgent, ecological crisis where bees are disappearing around the world in alarming numbers. Just as they are about to publish a career-defining new paper on the subject, calling for a ban on commercial pesticides, Sanam realizes that the numbers don’t add up to support their conclusion. Should she look the other way for the sake of environmental action, or should she stand by her scientific principles, even if it means ceding ground to an ecological disaster, jeopardizing her career, and losing her best friend?
June 2013/14 Center Theatre Group Writer’s Workshop, Los Angeles
August 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Black Swan Lab, Ashland
July 2015 Victory Gardens Ignition Festival, Chicago
October 2015 Blank Theatre Living Room Series, Los Angeles
March 2017 Ma-Yi Labfest, New York
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