House of Joy

Disillusioned by her job in the Imperial Harem, a young bodyguard risks her life to help an abused Queen escape. An action-adventure romance set in some time like 1666, in some place like Delhi, India.
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House of Joy

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  • Kate Schnetzer:
    4 May. 2021
    I meant to only skim this play but I ended up staying up late finishing it. This thriller keeps you engaged until the very end. The language is fresh and captures the vivid environment the characters exist within. Hits all the right beats of tension, tenderness, and pure excitement. The story remains bright, lively, and fast-paced throughout, with characters you can root for. It gave me a craving for more stories like this one; which is something I didn't know we needed but that I'm now certain is essential.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    22 Apr. 2021
    An adventure that has you jumping behind some fierce women! Well done.
  • Elizabeth A. M. Keel:
    17 Feb. 2021
    This was an incredibly rich and rewarding epic. I always start a play *hoping* it will come to life on the page, and House of Joy delivers from the first moment. The intersection of romance, action, complicated friendship, and adventure is gorgeously spiced by the complex inner world of the Harem. Thank you for posting!

Development History

  • Reading
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    Classical Theater of Harlem
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
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    South Coast Repertory
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
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    New York Stage and Film
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
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    Pratidhwani Theatre, Seattle
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    2017
  • Workshop
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    Juilliard School of Drama
    ,
    2017

Production History