• Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Los Angeles: MONKEY LOVE at Sacred Fools

    Very excited that Sacred Fools, one of my favorite L.A. theatre companies, is doing a reading of my play MONKEY LOVE on Sunday, 1/20, as part of their New Works Festival. Details below.

    MONKEY LOVE by Madhuri Shekar
    When: Sunday, Jan 20, 5 pm; Reception to follow
    Where: The Broadwater (Second Stage), 6320 Santa Monica Blvd.
    RSVP here

    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. Soulmates are hard work.

    Directed by Reena Dutt
    Cast: Kapil Talwalkar, Ulka Mohanty, Troy Blendell, Lauren Van Kurin and Jax Ball.

  • Thursday, December 24, 2015
  • What’s the tumblr equivalent of a latergram? This was from last Wednesday, December 16, when my playwriting class presented an evening of excerpts from their new plays at the East West Players David Henry Hwang Theatre. Very grateful to this amazing group of human beings for helping me create a safe, productive, nurturing environment. We started in September and worked for around 12 weeks on developing new plays. It was tough but so rewarding. It was my first go-around at being a playwriting instructor (as opposed to being a theatre history instructor at USC) and I learned a lot. Looking forward to my next opportunity to do it again.

  • Saturday, November 21, 2015
  • This week I got to do a fun thing to help support gender parity in American Theatre. Thanks to The Kilroys for letting me be a part of this celebration. Read more about the #parityraid #cakedrop at the LA FPI blog.

    (via LA FPI » Delivering cake for gender parity!)

  • Monday, October 26, 2015
  • This might be In Love and Warcraft’s first fan creation! Nicholas Pilapil and Michael Barnum from the Los Angeles production of ILAW co-wrote a song inspired by the play. “Evie” from Raul’s perspective. Can’t wait for the official single to drop.

  • Monday, October 5, 2015
  • Tonight at 8pm at @theblanktheatre a staged reading of my new play QUEEN. Smart scientists try to save the bees without destroying their ethics or their friendship. I’m not great at summaries. But I’m excited to see the play up on its feet. 🐝🐝🐝🐝

  • Sunday, September 20, 2015
  • I’m so proud to have written this ridiculous show. IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT opens tonight in Los Angeles, its fourth production and West Coast premiere. 

    Directed by Alejandra Cisneros
    September 19 – October 11, 2015

    Photo by M Palma Photography

    WATCH THE PROMO: https://youtu.be/yWyWRGH5C-k
    BUY YOUR TICKETS: http://bit.ly/AAPWarcraft
    #AAPLoveWarcraft