Who Are the Playwrights

Madhuri Shekar

Resident Playwright

2019 — 2028

Madhuri Shekar was born in California and grew up in India. Her plays have been produced across the U.S. and internationally. They include In Love and Warcraft (winner of the Alliance Theater's Kendeda Graduate Playwriting contest), A Nice Indian Boy, Queen, and Bucket of Blessings. Her upcoming world premieres include House of Joy (Cal Shakes, August 2019) and Dhaba on Devon Avenue (Victory Gardens, April 2020). Her first audio play Evil Eye was commissioned by Audible, and debuted on their best-seller list in May 2019. She is a recent graduate of the Juilliard playwriting program, and a staff writer for the new HBO show The Nevers, created by Joss Whedon.