House of Joy

Photo by Kevin Berne, California Shakespeare Theatre, 2019

Full length: 5F, 1M, 1 Non-Binary

World Premiere at Cal Shakes, August 2019

Upcoming: San Diego Rep, March 2020

Set some time like the 17th century, in some place like Delhi, India, House of Joy tells the story of Hamida, an elite female bodyguard in the Emperor’s Imperial Harem. Faced with an impossible ethical quandary, Hamida tries to help an abused Queen escape the heavily guarded harem, thus risking her life and going against everything she was raised to believe. A swashbuckling action-adventure romance inspired by the legends of Indian history.

Development History:
Bay Area Playwrights Festival: July 2018
South Coast Repertory: Pacific Playwrights Festival: April 2018
New York Stage and Film: January 2018
Pratidhwani Represent Festival: October, 2017
Juilliard New Play Festival: September, 2017
Atlantic Theatre: Asian American Mix Fest, August 2017

Script Requests: Beth Blickers,