Hammaad Chaudry

Fellow

2016 -- 2018

Hammaad Chaudry is a New York City based playwright from Edinburgh, Scotland. His most recent play An Ordinary Muslim was the playwright's professional debut, produced at The New York Theatre Workshop in early 2018 and directed by Jo Bonney. An Ordinary Muslim was the recipient of The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

His other work has been staged both in the U.K. and U.S. including The Royal Court Theatre in London, The Public Theater, The Pershing Square Signature Center and The Flea Theater. His plays include Salaam, Mr. Bush, Tokens, Kismat, God Willing

He is a Fellow at New Dramatists, a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect and an alumni of The Public Theater’s Writers Group 2017. He is also a graduate of The Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme in London.

He holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University where he was awarded the Dean’s Fellowship and a B.A. in International Politics from the University of Surrey, England.

Awards & Achievements include: 2017 and 2018 Tow Foundation Playwright in Residence, Van Lier Fellowship, New Playwright Award from Playwrights' Studio Scotland, Young Writers Festival 2009 and Unheard Voices competition 2008 at The Royal Court Theatre in London.

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  • Van Lier Fellowship

    Van Lier Fellowship

    The Van Lier Fellowships award a two-year residency at New Dramatists to three emerging writers of exceptional talent. Open to writers from underrepresented backgrounds, this program offers professional exposure, artistic development, and community involvement at New Dramatists.

Playwright Buzz

April 27, 2018

Hammaad Chaudry on framing his own narrative: StageBuddy interview.

https://stagebuddy.com/theater/theater-feature/interview-ham...

...At some point, what a dominant culture may think of you as a Muslim, is that dominant culture’s problem, not yours.

To not conform or challenge, to not have a dominant culture as an interlocutor is my approach. To frame my own narrative, to define my own agenda, to tell my story on my own terms without being in conversation with anyone but myself, my impulses, my artistic truth is my approach.

March 11, 2018

Two Week extension announced for World Premiere of An Ordinary Muslim by Hammaad Chaudry at New York Theatre Workshop

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) is proud to announce a two-week extension for the World Premiere of AN ORDINARY MUSLIM, by NYTW Usual Suspect and 2017-18 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence Hammaad Chaudry.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/World-Pre...

March 11, 2018

Hammaad Chaudry interview with The New York Times. "People to Watch in Theater" by Sopan Deb.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/theater/young-people-to-w...

Is there a such thing as an ordinary Muslim?

No, that’s the point of the play. Out of eight characters, seven are Muslim. All seven are practicing. All seven express and embody a different kind of Islam.

Contact Info

Katie Haines & Simon Blakey
The Agency
24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
London, U.K.
W11 4LZ
+44 (0) 20 7727 1346
khaines@theagency.co.uk
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