Labbies Nandita Shenoy and Mrinalini Kamath Plays Presented at UW Mellon Creative Series

VIA ANDREW MELLON FUNDED THEATER FELLOWSHIPS INITIATIVE WITH UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON:

Ma-Yi Theater is honored to continue this program in partnership with the University of Washington’s Meany Center. This year’s participants are Ma-Yi Labbies Nandita Shenoy and Mrinalini Kamath. Their plays will be presented at UW Mellon Creative Series.

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Ma-Yi Writers Lab Members Nandita Shenoy and Mrinalini Kamath will present readings of their works at A Mellon Creative Process Series in cooperation with University of Washington Drama faculty, and graduate and undergraduate actors. The readings will take place on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Cabaret Theatre in Hutchinson Hall in Seattle. This is a FREE event.

MORE ABOUT THE PLAYS:

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ESSPY by Nandita Shenoy / Directed by L. Zane Jones

Can compassion be taught? A medical student and an actor cross paths repeatedly during medical simulations, developing a friendship that reveals how much they have to learn from each other.

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LET THERE BE LOVE by Mrinalini Kamath / Directed by Andrew Tsao

A modern mash-up of D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers and the Greek myth Eros and Psyche, Let There Be Love is a play about online dating and modern matchmaking, and our cravings for—and fears of—intimacy and connection.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded these projects providing University of Washington a three-year, $750,000 grant to support a Creative Fellowships Initiative. The Initiative, spearheaded by The Meany Center, supports the development of new artistic work and connects the arts, sciences and humanities. Through research-directed interdisciplinary creative residencies, the Initiative provides a way forward, both to serve the performing arts field and to champion the values of art in the culture at large.through a partnership where our Lab playwrights participate in 1-week teaching residencies, 2-week developmental residencies, and/or month-long writing residencies and presentations of their work.

 In 2017, UW hosted Kyoung Park and Deepa Purohit for teaching residencies and Dustin Chinn for a one-month writing  and research residency.

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