Teenaged and wayward, a little confused and a little punk rock, Jesus of Nazareth journeys to the east with his friend, Abigail of Galilee, on the back of a camel. They cross the Hindu Kush to the Indo-Mathura, a region of spiritual innovation, new age music and really good weed. A contemporary parable that looks at the world’s most famous rebel before he found his cause.
About the Playwright
Lloyd Suh is the author of Charles Francis Chan, Jr...; American Hwangap; The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!; Jesus in India and others; produced with Ma-Yi, The Play Company, Ensemble Studio Theare, Magic Theatre, Denver Center and more, including internationally at the Cultural Center of The Philippines in Manila, and with PCPA in Seoul, Korea. He has received support from the NEA, Mellon Foundation, NYFA, NYSCA, Jerome, TCG, The Roe Green Award from Cleveland Play House and NYCT’s Helen Merill Award. He is an alum of EST’s Youngblood and the Soho Rep Writer Director Lab, and from 2005-2010 served as Artistic Director of Second Generation and Co-Director of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. He has served since 2011 as Director of Artistic Programs at The Lark, and since 2016 as a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.
About the Director
Daniella Topol‘s world premiere productions include: Sheila Callaghan’s Dead City (New Georges), Rajiv Joseph’s Monster at the Door (Alley Theatre), Catherine Treischmann’s How the World Began (South Coast Rep; Women’s Project), Lloyd Suh’s Jesus in India (Magic Theatre), Willy Holtzman’s The Moroni Strad (City Theatre, PA), Stefanie Zadravec’s Electric Baby, and Sheila Callaghan’s Lascivious Something (Women’s Project/Cherry Lane). Her upcoming productions include: Jessica Dickey’s Charles Ives Take Me Home (Rattlestick Productions) and Ari Roth’s Andy and the Shadows (Theatre J).
- Kris Stone | Scenic Design
- Theresa Squire | Costume Design
- Austin R. Smith | Lighting Design
- Shane Rettig | Sound Design & Original Music