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Written by Anu Yadav

Directed by Danielle Drakes

Dramaturgy by Q. Terah Jackson

A workshop reading

October 29, 2017  |  3:30pm

Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row

410 W 42nd St


Writer/performer Anu Yadav tells the tale of nine year-old Meena, the last dreamer left on earth.  During the day, Meena wishes her mother could get well; and by night, Hindu God Lord Krishna appears, entreating Meena's help in an epic world war against the Worry Machine.


"powerful" - The Washington Post
"extraordinary" - Washingtonian Magazine

ANU YADAV (Playwright/Performer) is a critically-acclaimed actress, playwright and theatre-based educator dedicated to untold stories. Her first solo play CAPERS catalyzed public discussion on the human right to housing, debuted to sold-out audiences, toured nationally, and was included in high school and college-level course curriculum. She has worked as a theater educator with ages 3 through 83 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, University of Maryland at College Park, Smithsonian Discovery Theater, Young Playwrights’ Theatre, Capitol Fringe Festival, Sasha Bruce Youth Work, and other institutions nationwide. As an actress, she performed with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Strathmore Mansion, Hip Hop Theatre Festival, Delhi-based Studio Safdar and Beijing’s National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts.  She founded Classlines, a multimedia storytelling project about wealth and poverty in people’s lives. She is a 2017 DC Artist Fellow, 2016 Opportunity Agenda Creative Change Fellow at Sundance, NET travel grant recipient and 2015 Helen Hayes nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress  Her work was featured in media outlets, including The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, MTV, the Kojo Nnamdi Show, The Crisis, and the documentaries "Chocolate City" and "Walk with Me." She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds an M.F.A. in Performance from the University of Maryland at College Park. Her play THE PRINCESS AND THE PAUPER: A BOLLYWOOD TALE premieres February 2018 at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD. She is a member of the Actor's Equity Association, Dramatists' Guild, Alternate ROOTS, Network of Ensemble Theaters and the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

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