• Friday, August 23, 2019
  • HOUSE OF JOY: World Premiere at Cal Shakes

    HOUSE OF JOY is now running at Cal Shakes through September 8! So thrilled with what our beautiful team managed to pull off. The world premiere is the stunning swashbuckling glittering romance of my dreams.

    Directed by: Megan Sandberg-Zakian
    Starring: Emma Van Lare, Raji Ahsan, Nandita Shenoy, Sango Tajima, Rinabeth Apostol, Rotimi Agbabiaka and Lipica Shah
    Fight Director: Dave Maier
    Dramaturgy: Vidhu Singh
    Sets: Lawrence E Moten
    Lights: Wen Ling Liao
    Costumes: Oana Botez
    Original music and sound: Arshan Gailus
    Stage Manager: Leslie Radin
    Dialect and vocal coach: Cherie Corinne Rice
    Artistic Director: Eric Ting

  • Monday, October 8, 2018
  • HOUSE OF JOY going to Cal Shakes!

    Cal Shakes sets impressive 2019 season, featuring two of the Bard’s best

    Could not be more excited to share the news that HOUSE OF JOY will be getting its world premiere production at Cal Shakes, in August 2019.

    I wrote this play imagining a Shakespeare festival in mind – but it was a fanciful thought. I didn’t actually dream that it would come true exactly as I had imagined it.

    But HOUSE OF JOY is epic and fanciful and repurposes legends of history to talk about what I’m most excited and terrified about today. It is big and fun and dark and has loads of stage combat. It was MADE for a Shakespeare festival and I am so thrilled that I’ll get to see it come to life in the Bay Area, where I was born, in a beautiful summer outdoor amphitheater. Grateful to Eric Ting and the artistic leadership at Cal Shakes. More updates to come.

  • Monday, September 17, 2018
  • House of Joy

    Photo by Lorenz Angelo, Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2018

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

    Upcoming: World Premiere at Cal Shakes, August 2019!

    Synopsis
    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, bblickers@apa-agency.com

  • 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!!

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

    HOUSE OF JOY / AUG 10 – Atlantic Theater Company