Madhuri Shekar

Madhuri Shekar

Madhuri Shekar is a playwright based in New York, and currently attending the Juilliard Playwrights Program. Her plays have been produced or developed at the Alliance Theatre, Victory Gardens, the Center Theatre Group, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Kennedy Center, Hedgebrook Playwrights' Festival, and the Old Globe. She co-created the web mini-series 'Titus and Dronicus': www....
Madhuri Shekar is a playwright based in New York, and currently attending the Juilliard Playwrights Program. Her plays have been produced or developed at the Alliance Theatre, Victory Gardens, the Center Theatre Group, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Kennedy Center, Hedgebrook Playwrights' Festival, and the Old Globe. She co-created the web mini-series 'Titus and Dronicus': www.titusanddronicus.com

Plays

  • Antigone, presented by the girls of St. Catherine's
    The St. Catherine's drama club is struggling to put up its first school play—Sophocles' Antigone. As if staging this tragedy in an all girls’ Catholic school isn’t challenging enough, the cast’s beloved director ends up betraying them in an unforgivable way. And it’s almost opening night. The actors must figure out the right course of action, all while rehearsing the classic play about impossibly...
    The St. Catherine's drama club is struggling to put up its first school play—Sophocles' Antigone. As if staging this tragedy in an all girls’ Catholic school isn’t challenging enough, the cast’s beloved director ends up betraying them in an unforgivable way. And it’s almost opening night. The actors must figure out the right course of action, all while rehearsing the classic play about impossibly difficult choices. What is the right thing to do? And must the show go on? Commissioned by the Alliance Theatre for their Teen Ensemble program, premiered at the Alliance Hertz Stage in April, 2015.
  • A Nice Indian Boy
    Naveen Gavaskar just wants a traditional Hindu marriage to a nice Indian... boy. While his parents are trying to wrap their heads around this strange idea, his older sister returns home and drops a bombshell of her own. A comedy about love and marriage today- gay or straight, arranged or not.
  • In Love and Warcraft
    2013/14 Winner: Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award Evie Malone- gamer girl, college senior and confirmed virgin- has it all figured out. Not only does she command a top-ranked guild in Warcraft with her online boyfriend, she also makes a little cash on the side writing love letters for people who've screwed up their relationships. Love is like Warcraft, after all. It's all about strategies, game...
    2013/14 Winner: Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award Evie Malone- gamer girl, college senior and confirmed virgin- has it all figured out. Not only does she command a top-ranked guild in Warcraft with her online boyfriend, she also makes a little cash on the side writing love letters for people who've screwed up their relationships. Love is like Warcraft, after all. It's all about strategies, game plans, and not taking stupid risks. Well, that's what she thinks... until she actually falls for a guy. In Real Life. And no amount of gaming expertise will help her out when she finds herself with a non-virtual, totally real, and incredibly cute boyfriend, who wants more from her than she's willing to give.