Lab Members Diana Oh and Mashuq Deen’s plays mainstage at Rattlestick this season.


Diana Oh

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its complete 2017/18 which will kick off with Writers Lab Member Diana Oh‘s {my lingerie play} 2017: Installation #9: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS! The mainstage season will continue in January 2018 with Dael Orlandersmith‘s UNTIL THE FLOOD and Labbie Mashuq Mushtaq Deen’s DRAW THE CIRCLE will be presented in repertory.

{my lingerie play} 2017: Installation #9: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!
Over the course of 4 months, 8 street installations of work connected to {my lingerie play} have taken place in Times Square, Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, which will culminate in Rattlestick’s production hrough this entertaining concert/play, Diana and her band explore mainstream culture’s relationship to the female and gender-queer body and the deep and complex dynamics that exist regarding sexuality and gender politics. This is a culminating 80 minute genre-bending soulful rock and R&B concert-play and final installation of {my lingerie play} 2017.

Mashuk Mushtaq Deen

Mashuk Mushtaq Deen

Deen’s play, (author and lead role) will also be produced by Mosaic Theater Company of DC In rep with The Real Americans. Directed by Chay Yew, At the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lab II, December 1-24, 2017.

“Gender transition can be a test for any household-but when Mashuq Deen comes out to his conservative Muslim family, traditional values and Western ideals collide in an hilarious and moving immigration journey unlike any other. Told entirely from the point of view of family and friends, yet performed by Deen himself, Draw the Circle is a moving story about survival, transition, and unconditional love.”


On Stage
The Labbies
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