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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  • 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!
  • Danielle Ward:
    16 Nov. 2018
    This is an epic adventure story with strong women at the core that is ripe with rich theatrical possibilities. Anyone who has read it here raves about it.
  • Diana Burbano:
    29 Jul. 2018
    Completely kick ass piece of action and adventure, with woman leads, a gripping story, and a great delve into a historical period I didn't know much about. This play not only centers the female narrative, it does it while being wildly entertaining.

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
    ,
    Pratidhwani Theatre, Seattle
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Juilliard School of Drama
    ,
    2017

Production History