nandita shenoy - playwright
Nandita Shenoy is a New York-based actor-playwright who enjoys hearing an audience laugh. Her most recent play, Washer/Dryer, premiered at East West Players in Los Angeles and was subsequently produced in Chicago by Rasaka Theater and Off-Broadway by Ma-Yi Theater Company where she also played the leading role of Sonya. Her first play, Lyme Park: An Austonian Romance of an Indian Nature, was produced by theHegira in Washington, DC. Nandita is the winner of the 2014 Father Hamblin Award for her commissioned one-act, Safe Haven. Other one-acts, Marrying Nandini, By Popular Demand, Rules of Engagement, and A More Perfect Date, have been produced in New York and regionally. Notable acting credits include World Premiers of Eric Pfeffinger’s Some Other Kind of Person and Richard Dresser’s Trouble Cometh as well as a season at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Proud member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab and the Dramatists Guild. BA in English literature from Yale University.