Author: Nishka Jain


Eh Dah? Questions for my Father follows a family divided across continents and turbulent political
landscapes as they search for home and belonging. Spanning generations in Egypt and America, this eclectic
new musical by Aya Aziz explores how to discern truth from the stories we are told in a post 9/11 world.

Recipient of the Best Book and Outstanding Individual Performance Awards at the 2016 New York Musical

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In a series of monologues and intimate scenes, the characters in AWAKE engage in life-changing conversations around some of the most polarizing issues of the day. Steadfast beliefs on race relations, gun violence, police brutality, and immigration policy are challenged as each character tries to make peace with their daily struggles, rigid circumstances, and life choices. AWAKE attempts to soften some of the tension that is presently dividing America.

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No rehearsals. A different guest actor at every performance. A sealed envelope. And
some surprises. In his latest work, Nassim explores the power of language to unite us in
these uncertain times.

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Chasing The New White Whale

CHASING THE NEW WHITE WHALE, addresses the problem of opioid addiction in fishing and working communities. In addition to the play, Gorman, who is the newly appointed Playwright in Residence at La MaMa, has developed an evolving series of environmental installations, readings, presentations and performances dedicated to unravelling the complex issue of addiction.

This innovative and deeply personal approach to tackling addiction was inspired by Gorman’s brother—a commercial fisherman in Boston and New Bedford, Mass.—who died of a heroin overdose.

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The Chinese Lady

“The Chinese Lady”, is inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrant. It is a tale of dark poetic whimsy, a piercing portrait of America as seen through the eyes of a young Chinese woman; Afong Moy reflects on life in 1834 and beyond, as she is brought to the United States from China and put on display for the American public as “The Chinese Lady.”

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