Mrinalini Kamath‘s last completed play, the radio drama STUFF, inspired by the NY Times article “The Lonely Death of George Bell,” is scheduled to be recorded in May of 2017. A graduate of the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins University and the MFA program in playwriting at the New School for Social Research (formerly the Actors Studio Drama School), Mrinalini was most recently featured at Stage Left Theatre in Chicago as the Downstage Left resident playwright and a LeapFEST participant with The New Deal, her play about prison corporations and drug testing, which received an honorable mention on the 2016 Kilroys List. She was twice a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Theater Conference with her plays Boom and The Nava Jeevan, which was also a semi-finalist for The Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship. Her full-length play Celestial Motions about Indian astrology and modern arranged marriage, was the inaugural winner of East/West Players “Got Laughs?” comedy play competition, and translated into Mahrati and performed in India. Her short plays have been published in several Smith and Kraus anthologies as well as playscripts.com. Mrinalini is member of Mission to (dit)Mars Propulsion Lab, a Queens-based playwrights’ group, and an alumna of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood.
To listen to a sample of her work (a short Halloween play called The Mummy, recorded with Naked Angels Radio), please click here episode 502, at the 7:45 mark.
For a list of play synopses and samples, please click here