THE PLAYWRIGHTS

Meghan Brown

Nate Rufus Edelman

John Pollono

Kemp Powers

Vasanti Saxena

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VASANTI SAXENA

Vasanti Saxena’s plays have been produced/developed in New York (Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop), Chicago (Chicago Dramatists, Silk Road), and Los Angeles (Chalk Rep, Company of Angels, Santa Monica Rep). Her play Sun Sisters was the winner of East West Players Pacific Century Playwriting Competition, a finalist for Chicago Dramatists Many Voices Project, and a semi-finalist for both the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and the Princess Grace Award. It is published in Contemporary Plays by Women of Color (London, UK: Routledge 2017). Vasanti recently participated in the 2017 Outfest Screenwriting Lab with her screen adaptation of Sun Sisters. Her short play “Closing Time” appears in The Best 10-Minute Plays 2011 (Smith and Kraus). A graduate of Brown University, Vasanti holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University.