Washer/Dryer

In Nandita Shenoy’s romantic comedy, directed by Benjamin Kamine, all is fair in love in real estate.

Sonya and Michael’s recent elopement in Vegas seemed like a dream come true for both of them until they try living together in Sonya’s Manhattan studio apartment. As they discover that they haven’t been entirely honest with each other or themselves, their secrets come home to roost along with an intrusive mother, the co-op’s strict Board president, a harsh best friend, and a fabulous washer-dryer. Mayhem ensues as the couple is forced to re-evaluate their relationship and decide whether all really is fair in love and real estate.

Directions

Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036

About the Playwright

Nandita Shenoy | Playwright

Nandita Shenoy is a New York-based actor-playwright who enjoys hearing an audience laugh.  After its world premier in Los Angeles, her play Washer/Dryer received an Off-Broadway production in which she also starred, produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company.  More recently, her play Satisfaction completed a developmental run at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  Her first full-length, Lyme Park: An Austonian Romance of an Indian Nature, was produced by the Hegira in Washington, DC.  Nandita is the winner of the 2014 Father Hamblin Award in Playwriting for her commissioned one-act, Safe Haven, and a 2018 Mellon Creative Research Fellow at the University of Washington School of Drama in partnership with Ma-Yi Theater Company.  Her 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. nanditashenoy.com

About the Director

Benjamin Kamine | Director

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), A Comedy of Manors by Zoe Samuel (Adirondack Theatre Festival). Member: SDC.

Cast

Design Team

  • Anshuman Bhatia | Scenic Design
  • Dede Ayite | Costume Design
  • Jonathan Cottle | Lighting Design
  • Miles Polaski | Sound Design
  • Justin Cox | Props Design
  • Shelley Miles | Production Stage Manager
  • Laura Kim | Assistant Stage Manager

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