A photo from my sister’s wedding 🙂
QUEEN made The Kilroy’s List of most recommended plays by women and trans writers of color this year! Check out the complete list and add them all to your summer reading list 📚 🎭 ☀️ ❤️ thekilroys.org/list-2017
You can read the full script of QUEEN on the New Play Exchange.
This year, the Kilroys opted to focus specifically on works by female or trans writers of color. The move was spurred in part by the ongoing study The Count, which in 2015 found that over a three-year period, 22% of productions at America’s nonprofit theaters were written by women — and of those, less than 4% were penned by writers of color.
It’s not a published play, but yes a monologue is in that book! Hope your exam went well. 🙂
Thank you so much! I love my green dress too 🙂 I got it tailored in India, based on the pattern of one of my favorite eshakti.com dresses.
Thank you so much! I agree with you. 😉 Where the play gets produced is not up to me – it’s up to the theater companies themselves. So fingers crossed that the play gets to go beyond Chicago. 🙂
Brainy & Entertaining. This timely story about the interplay of science, conscience and the heart offers a most winning test case.”
“Awesome! Two powerhouse women fighting convention. QUEEN lifts up women in a way that’s intellectual and passionate.”
“Intriguing, funny, and highly relevant. A cerebral version of the sexual cat-and-mouse games.”
“Engrossing. An excellent quartet of players… who give performances of conviction and realism. QUEEN should go forth into the regional theatre world as a popular selection.”/
‘Queen’ Premiere at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater (VIDEO)
Playwright Madhuri Shekar visits CBS 2 to discuss the world premiere of ‘Queen.’
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We are nearing the end of previews for QUEEN at Victory Gardens – here’s a round-up of early press before we open tomorrow night!
Mohanty says she’s received more rejections in the last two years of acting than she has, cumulatively, in the rest of her entire life. Throughout “Queen,” Sanam faces similar uncertainty. There’s her imperfect model, friendship and potential romance, all progressing and regressing on their own time. But she finds the humor in all its unpredictability.
“I saw Priya’s audition tapes and I was like, oh my God, she’s so funny,” says playwright Shekar. “And immediately I was like yes, yes, yes, this character’s very funny. An utterly guileless but very confident woman. There’s something about that combination that’s endearing.”
CBS 2 Morning News: ‘Queen’ Premiere At Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater
I did a morning show interview about the play! My first Live TV thing.
While the fictional camaraderie on stage is at risk, real life bonds have formed off stage. [Director Joanie] Schultz describes her experience with Madhuri as “so much fun because we’ve been able to share stories about the friendships we’ve had. Then there’s our fantastic female actors…[and] Chelsea Warren (scenic design), Heather Gilbert (lighting design), and Janice Pytel (costume design)…Their perspective has been vital to how we’ve conceived the onstage life of this play…Madhuri does a beautiful job fleshing out the unique friendship between women who work together.”
QUEEN runs at Victory Gardens till May 14!