DRAW THE CIRCLE

WINNER OF THE LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD

The hilarious and deeply moving story of a conservative Muslim mother at her wits’ end, a Muslim father who likes to tell jokes, and a queer American woman trying to make a good impression on her Indian in-laws. In a story about family and love and the things we do to be together, one immigrant family must come to terms with a child who defies their most basic expectations of what it means to have a daughter…and one woman will redefine the limits of unconditional love. This unique play compassionately brings to life the often ignored struggle that a family goes through when their child transitions from one gender to another. 
(MULTIPLE CASTING OPTIONS)

THE

SHAKING

EARTH

THE SHAKING EARTH

When mob violence took over the streets of New Delhi, India, following the assassination of the prime minister, it was said, "when a big tree falls, the earth shakes." Based on the true event of the 1984 anti-Sikh massacres, and told through an intimate lens, this play uncovers the sanctioned violence that took 8,000 lives and the repercussions of that trauma for survivors who fled to the west.

 

Development: New Dramatists, NYTW, Hemispheric Inst., Page73, MaYi.


(3W, 4M)

THE BETTERMENT SOCIETY

THE BETTERMENT SOCIETY

Three women on a godforsaken mountain. 

This play explores the brutality of the land and how that brutality can affect those who live on it. It is a play that is leaving conventional realism and yet we can still see it as it drives off into the sunset. It is a play about who we are and what kinds of churches we want to build.

 

Development: New Dramatists, New Harmony Project, Page73, NYTW.


(3W, 3 or more MWT) 

FLOOD

FLOOD

Ethel and Darren live on the 19th floor. And maybe they still live in the 1950s. But meanwhile, their kids are drowning and outside the water is rising, rising, rising. 

Development: New Dramatists, Keen Company, Kansas City Rep (upcoming)

(1W, 1M, 2*)

THE

EMPTY PLACE

THE EMPTY PLACE

In the far northern seas, on an isle in the middle of nowhere, it's one long perpetual afternoon. And their patriarch is dying. 

 

Development: NYU, New Dramatists

(2W, 3M, 2*)

 
 
 
 
 
Mashuq Mushtaq Deen