Member of Ma-Yi Writers Lab Since 2007
Nandita Shenoy is a New York-based actor-playwright who enjoys hearing an audience laugh. Her most recent play, Washer/Dryer played Off-Broadway in New York produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company where she also played the leading role of Sonya. 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 in 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, Richard Dresser’s Trouble Cometh, and Adam Szymkowicz’ Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood, as well as a season at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. She is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab and the Dramatists Guild. Nandita holds a BA in English literature from Yale University.
Love. Lies. And Laundry.
A newlywed’s marriage is put to the test by her husband’s intrusive mother, their New York co-op’s strict president, and–worst of them all– her washer/dryer. Tempers and misunderstanding flare and mayhem ensues as the couple is forced to re-evaluate their relationship and decide whether all is fair in love and real estate. Set against the backdrop of New York City, this farce examines the nature of love and marriage and the sacrifices they take.
One-Act Comedy, 1M 1W
When two Indian parents decide to take matters into their own hands by filling out their daughter’s Match.com profile, they find out more about love and marriage than they could have anticipated.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
One-Act Comedy, 1M 1W
Nora has rules for dating. Can Eugene persuade her to break any of them?
Full-length Romantic Comedy, 2M 3W
Inspired by Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, “Lyme Park” follows the adventures of Kavita and her friend Violet on a tour of the English countryside as Kavita tries to find her own Mr. Darcy. But where fantasy ends and reality begins is where Kavita finds herself grappling with questions of identity and the meaning of true love.
Full-length Drama, 1M 2W
A med student and an actor encounter each other during the course of a medical training program and find they have a lot to learn from each other. But can compassion be taught?