Dharma

“Jade sent us to a therapist who asked: are you happy?  Who has time for such questions?”

Written by Nayna Agrawal

Directed by Renoly Santiago

Date:

  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 6:00pm Eastern Time

Language: English

Website: Facebook Event

Synopsis

Three first-generation, Indian siblings in their 30’s ask their immigrant parents to get a divorce so that they can fulfill their cosmic duty: to house their parents during their sunset years. None of the siblings wants to take both parents for fear that the dysfunctional marriage which informed their formative years will prey upon their adult lives. When the request is made, invectives fly, secrets spill forth, and family dynamics are upended.

About the Playwright

Nayna Agrawal is a first-gen, South Asian gal who grew up in India and Virginia. Her plays have been featured across the U.S. She has written for several TV shows on Netflix, ABC, Disney and Dreamworks. She is a 2018 Sesame Street Writers Program fellow and a 2019 Disney Writers Program fellow. She is a former NYC-based analyst, touring dancer, Asia-based international aid director, and DC-based advocacy writer.

Cast

Anisha Adusumilli
Noreen Quadir
Nardeep Khurmi
Meera Narasimhan
Ravi Kapoor
Gary Tavitian
Amelia V. Anderson

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