• Wednesday, February 24, 2016
  • greatestvoyagehistoryofplastic:

    “She was not chaste, apparently. And now she’s dead. I think there’s a lesson in that.”

    Titus and Dronicus Act III


  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016
  • playbill:

    “I’m just stunned,” said store vice president Allen Hubby. “Business is up 50 percent in-store and mail orders are up 200 percent, all because of Lin-Manuel.”

    Drama Book Shop Burst-Pipe Disaster Turns Into a Windfall; Benefit Concert Planned

    If you’re supporting the Drama Book Shop, which you should, I recommend supporting it with my play! I think you’ll like it. In Love and Warcraft is available online and on its shelves now.

  • Wednesday, December 30, 2015
  • My current project – A Bucket of Blessings at the Alliance Theatre. My third production at the Alliance in 3 years and my second commission, and possibly my most fun. Possibly. Running at the Alliance Jan 12-Feb 14. More info at alliancetheatre.org/production/bucket-blessings.

  • 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.

  • Monday, November 23, 2015
  • (via Theatre Eddys: “In Love and Warcraft”)

    ‘In Love and Warcraft’ is having its Bay Area Premiere at Custom Made Theatre Company in San Francisco, running till Dec 12. It’s been getting GREAT reviews!

    Theatre EddysIn Love and Warcraft as produced by Custom Made is a feel-good, light-hearted, but also not-your-everyday romantic comedy that deserves to be seen by Millennials and Boomers alike.

    My Cultural Landscape: Custom Made has assembled a winning ensemble that, under James Nelson’s direction, makes the most of Shekar’s hilarious script. 

    VMediaBackstage:  In this girl meets boy and girl awakening geek festival, director Nelson has mixed a nice human game reality with a very funny important and touching script from Shekar.  “In Love and Warcraft” is fun, nerdy and by the end, darkly poignant. This is the perfect holiday treat on the eve of the new STAR WARS film, this will keep your geeky gamer pals all smiles til the force opens in December.

    TheatreStorm: This raunchy, gentle, sweet spirited, informative, well-performed play is a winner.

    I’ll be at Custom Made on Saturday, Nov 28 for a talkback after the show!

  • 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!)