• Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • A Nice Indian Boy

    East West Players, 2014. Photo by Michael Lamont

    Full-length. 3M, 2F.

    Naveen Gavaskar just wants a traditional Indian marriage to a nice Indian… boy. While his parents are trying to wrap their heads around this strange idea, his older sister returns home and drops a bombshell of her own. A comedy about love and marriage today- gay or straight, arranged or not.

    2nd place winner of the 2012 East West Players ‘Face of the Future’ Playwriting Award.

    Production History:
    East West Players, Los Angeles. February 2014. Director: Snehal Desai
    Rasaka Theatre, Victory Gardens, Chicago, February 2015. Director: Anna Bahow
    EnActe Theatre, Mountain View, CA. February 2016 and June 2017. Director: Ranjita Chakravarthy

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

    Reviews, Press & Other Updates

  • Wednesday, December 23, 2015
  • Tradition: Same-Sex Marriage and Hinduism – Magazine Web Edition > January/February/March 2016 – Publications – Hinduism Today Magazine

    Tradition: Same-Sex Marriage and Hinduism – Magazine Web Edition > January/February/March 2016 – Publications – Hinduism Today Magazine

  • Saturday, October 4, 2014
  • knowhomo:

    Queer Avoidance, Vocabulary, Euphemisms, and the Language of Lesbians

    9 Ways the Early Twentieth-Century Newspaper

    Reviewed Broadway Plays & Avoided Saying the “L” Word

    1. “A Twisted Relationship” – New York Times, 1926
    2. “A Warped Infatuation” – New York Times, 1926
    3. “Tormenting Impulses” – World, 1926
    4. “Bondage” – World, 1926
    5. “The Poisonous Serpents Spell of Decadent Women” – Evening News, 1926
    6. “A Cancerous Growth” – Daily News, 1926
    7. “A Monstrous Sexual Perversion” – New York Evening Journal, 1934
    8. “L—N” – New York Herald Tribune, 1934
    9. “A Naughty Word” – New York Herald Tribune, 1934

    16 (Ninetieth/Twentieth Century) Euphemisms for Lesbian Relationships

    1. Smashes
    2. Sentimental Friends
    3. Special Friends
    4. Romantic Friends
    5. Two Hearts in Counsel
    6. Love of Kindred Spirits
    7. Boston Marriages
    8. Urningin
    9. Gynander
    10. Viragint
    11. Invert
    12. Contrasexual
    13. Androgne
    14. Moderne
    15. Roaring Girl
    16. Female Adventurer

    Lists From:

    Richards, Dell. Lesbian Lists: A Look at Lesbian Culture, History, and Personalities. Boston: Alyson Publications, 1990

    Here’s a fascinating account of ‘The Captive’, the first play mentioned here.

    Now to track down all these plays.