Sana is waiting for her husband to return. Binish is waiting for her son to return. Waiting. Hoping. As the war rages around them. Through the fire, the djinn appears. And Sana stops waiting.
DIVYA MANGWANI is a playwright from Pune, India, based in New York. She was the founder and Artistic Director of Moonbeam Factory Theatre (MFT), where she wrote and directed plays that were staged all over India, Singapore and Glasgow. Her plays include Yes, Uncle(semi-finalist, Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship 2018; finalist, Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers 2018; finalist WP Lab 2018), Rise of the River (Pipeline Theatre Company), For Sale (Theatre East; Dramawallah Theatre), Turn off the Lights (Earth Day, Blue Frog), Sometimes, Stillness (a dance drama with djembe music) and One, Two, Three (best script, director, play and audience vote, Short+Sweet Festival; World Theatre Day, Khichidi Theatre). Before theatre, Divya worked as a journalist and editor for media houses like ESPN, Times of India, Daily News & Analysis and Crisis Response Journal. She is currently a NYTW Artistic 2050 Fellow, Hypokrit Theatre's Tamasha Festival artist, a Project Y Theatre playwright, and Pipeline Theatre Company's Playlab Fellow. MFA: Tisch, NYU.
HYPOKRIT THEATRE COMPANY
At Hypokrit Theatre Company, our mission is to encourage artistic inquiry by providing artists from minority communities a platform for their voices and work. We work towards shaping and molding the artists of tomorrow by encouraging original and groundbreaking voices that bring an innovative approach to the arts. Hypokrit strives to embody the rich cultural complexity of the world we live in through our work. Our work is culturally specific, but ultimately about the universality of the human experience. We are a company exclusively run by and wholly dedicated to minority communities. Find out more at hypokritnyc.org.
TAMASHA: A SOUTH ASIAN PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL
Founded in 2016, TAMASHA: A FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIAN PERFORMING ARTS, is the only cross-discipline arts festival dedicated to South Asian artists in North America. In 2018-2019, Tamasha is reimagining its structure, featuring 9 South Asian female playwrights with presentations of their work in readings over the course of the year. Each month will feature a Tamasha presentation with the generous support of a different theatre company. Find out more at tamashanyc.org.