• Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • BIG NEWS!

    Victory Gardens’ new season will include plays by Paula Vogel, Ike Holter and Madhuri Shekar 

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    So so so so happy to share that I’m coming back to Chicago with a new play at Victory Gardens, premiering June 2019, directed by Chay Yew himself! (!!!!!!!) And I get to share the season with some of the best plays and playwrights in America today. I can’t believe it.

  • Sunday, February 11, 2018
  • Playwrights get a new stage: Audible announces 15 writers for audio theater project

    Playwrights get a new stage: Audible announces 15 writers for audio theater project

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • Three things in January!

    Thrilled to be part of the 2018-2019 Ars Nova Play Group with these wonderful writers. A place to write and work for the next two years. So excited to see what we create.

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    On Thursday, Jan 25, come see a reading of HOUSE OF JOY by New York Stage and Film, as part of their Winter Season! Directed by Zi Alikhan and featuring this incredible cast – MaYaa Boateng, Mahira Kakkar, Sathya Sridharan, Jihae Park, Deepa Purohit, Rasha Zamamiri and Ian Fields Stewart.

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    And for an evening of fun and new and inventive short sci-fi plays, come join us at NY MADNESS on Sunday, Jan 28, at 8pm. USE code NYMFRIENDS for $5 tix!!

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Antigone, presented by the girls of St. Catherine’s

    Alliance Theatre, photo by Casey Gardner

    One-act (90 minutes). 6f, 1m

    The St. Catherine’s drama club is struggling to put up its first school play – Sophocles’ Antigone. As if staging this tragedy in an all girls’ Catholic school isn’t challenging enough, the cast’s beloved director ends up betraying them in an unforgivable way. And it’s almost opening night! The actors must then figure out the right course of action, all while rehearsing the classic play about impossibly difficult choices. What is the right thing to do? And must the show go on?

    Commissioned by the Alliance Theatre for their Teen Ensemble Arts program.

    World Premiere at the Alliance Theatre, April 30 – May 9 2015. Director: Laura Hackman

    Script Inquiries: Beth Blickers, bblickers@apa-agency.com

    Reviews, Press & Other Updates

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • Bucket of Blessings (Theatre for the Very Young)

    One-act (35 minutes). 4 performers (any gender)

    World Premiere: Alliance Theatre, February 2016. Directed by Rosemary Newcott

    A show for the very young (0-5 years old), “A Bucket of Blessings” is an adaptation of the best selling children’s book of the same name by Surishtha and Kabir Sehgal, filled with traditional Indian music and dancing. Near a majestic mountain in a vast jungle with many mango trees, it has not rained for weeks and weeks. And then Monkey remembers a story his mama used to tell him, a story about how peacocks can make it rain by dancing. Youngsters and their caregivers are encouraged to join Monkey on his journey and together, you can discover if this magical story is true.

    Winner of the Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding New Play for Young Audiences

    Read more: Alliance Theatre Delivers ‘Bucket Of Blessings’ To Schools (WABE Atlanta)

    Script Inquiries: Beth Blickers, bblickers@apa-agency.com

    Reviews, Press & Other Updates

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Plays in Development

    For all script inquiries, please contact Beth Blickers, bblickers@apa-agency.com

    MIRIAM
    Commissioned by Victory Gardens, Chicago
    Upcoming world premiere: 2019, directed by Chay Yew

    When 17-year old Miriam shows up alive, in a police cell two years after going missing, it feels like a miracle. Like a happy ending. But it’s not. It can’t be. Home is the last place Miriam wants to be. And she will break all the rules – again – in pursuit of the love that will destroy her and everyone in her path. From Madhuri Shekar, the author of Queen, comes a powerful play about survival, passion, and the silent crime of human trafficking in Chicago.

    Development History:
    Colorado New Play Festival, July 2018. Director and Dramaturg: Chay Yew

    News & Updates


    HOCKEY PLAY
    Commissioned by South Coast Repertory (Crossroads Program)

    A new play about queer athletes in the NHL. And hockey on stage. 

    Development History:
    Workshop by Team Awesome Robot, May 2018. Director: Chris Diercksen

    News & Updates


    SCHOOL FOR WITCHES or FRIENDSHIP BETRAYED!
    Based on María de Zayas’ La traición en la Amistad

    Commissioned by Playwrights Arena and UCLA Clark Library’s GOLDEN TONGUES program.

    Welcome to the anti-Hogwarts! The SCHOOL FOR WITCHES is a boarding school where magical young women are reminded on a daily basis that they are not special. All of their lessons are about how to resist using their magical powers, so that they can be Normal when they are released back into society.Marcia and Fenisa are super-seniors and best friends despite being the total opposite in every way. Everything changes for them when a dark and dangerous new witch joins the school and hatches a plan to BLOW THIS PLACE UP and BUST OUT OF HERE to START THE REVOLUTION!

    Also, there’s the slight problem that they both fall in love with her.

    A play about friendship, hormones, heartbreak, cruelty… and breaking free.

    Development History:
    Reading at LA Escena, Los Angeles’ First Hispanic Classical Theater Festival
    September 2018
    Directed by Jonathan Munoz-Proulx


    MONKEY LOVE

    90 min; 2F, 2M

    Deep in the jungles of East India, two different couples (of the monkey and of the human persuasion) experience an eventful night of falling in, and out, and back into love. Finding your soulmate is tricky enough – the real challenge is holding on to them.

    Development History:
    Reading by Playwrights Arena, Los Angeles, October 2015
    Directed by Jonathan Munoz-Proulx

  • Thursday, August 3, 2017
  • HOUSE OF JOY / AUG 10 – Atlantic Theater Company

    HOUSE OF JOY / AUG 10 – Atlantic Theater Company