Meet the Director: BENJAMIN KAMINE

Washer/Dryer is a hilarious new farce written by Labbie Nandita Shenoy that examines the pressures of modern-day marriage against the backdrop of New York City.


Benjamin Kamine

Benjamin Kamine is a Manhattan-based stage director. Recent credits include Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw (workshop production at the New Stages Festival, Goodman Theatre), The Dum Dums by Joshua Conkel (Glass Mind Theatre), Pied! by Julia Meinwald and Gordon Leary (Polyphone Festival, University of the Arts), and Samsara by Lauren Yee (Chance Theater). Other favorites include world premieres of Happily Ever by Amina Henry (SDC Guest Artist production at Brooklyn College), Job by Thomas Bradshaw (The Flea Theater), and a cautionary tail by Christopher Oscar Peña (The Flea Theater). Kamine is an Associate Artist at The Flea Theater and the Resident Director at the Jewish Plays Project. He has developed new plays with Ars Nova, Brooklyn College, Cape Cod Theatre Project, EST/Youngblood, The Flea Theater, Jewish Plays Project, Ma-Yi Theatre Company, The New Group, and PlayPenn, among many others. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, was a member of the 14-15 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and was a 14-15 LABA Fellow. He is a member of the 2015-16 Civilians R&D Group.  Upcoming Productions: Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw (Goodman Theatre). Member: SDC.


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Meet the Playwright: NANDITA SHENOY

Washer/Dryer is a hilarious new farce written by Labbie Nandita Shenoy that examines the pressures of modern-day marriage against the backdrop of New York City.


Nandita Shenoy

Nandita Shenoy is a New York girl at heart who is thrilled to act in a play she wrote at her home theater. Washer/Dryer premiered at East West Players in Los Angeles and was subsequently produced in Chicago by Rasaka Theater.  Her first play, Lyme Park: An Austonian Romance of an Indian Nature, was produced by theHegira outside Washington, DC. Nandita is the winner of the 2014 Father Hamblin Award in Playwriting for her commissioned one-act, Safe Haven.  Other one-acts, Marrying Nandini, By Popular Demand, Rules of Engagement, and A More Perfect Date, have been produced in New York City and regionally.  Notable acting credits include World Premiers of Eric Pfeffinger’s Some Other Kind of Person and Richard Dresser’s Trouble Cometh as well as a season at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.  She is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab and an Associate of the Dramatists Guild. Nandita holds a BA in English literature from Yale University.

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Meet the Labbies: SAM CHANSE

Founded in 2004, the Ma-Yi Writers Lab is the largest resident company of Asian-American playwrights ever assembled. We reached out to a few of the members to learn more about the artists that are shaping the landscape of theatre for Asians.


Meet Sam Chanse.


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Ma-Yi Theater Company: Who are you?
Sam Chanse: One of four sisters, with roots in NYC, california, and Lancaster County, PA; and a new auntie as of a few weeks ago.

MYTC: What kind of stories do you like to tell?
SC: I’ve been interested in stories that are about failure, in one way or another.



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