The cast of the 2012 production of The Wizard of Oz. Photo by Greg Mooney.

Madhuri Shekar

Madhuri is a playwright based in Los Angeles. Her plays include In Love and Warcraft (2013/14 winner of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition) and A Nice Indian Boy. Her work has been been produced or developed at the Alliance Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons, Kennedy Center, Victory Gardens, Signature Theatre, and Old Globe. She is an alumna of Center Theatre Group Writer's Workshop, a member of the Playwrights Union and Dramatist Guild, and an artistic producer of the L.A.-based comedic theatre ensemble Better Than Shakespeare. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from USC.

Prior to her MFA, Madhuri received an MSc/MA in Global Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and USC. She consults in social media, content creation, and arts marketing.

Roles for Madhuri Shekar


Moby Dick Photo

In an effort to cater to the busy theatre patron with the full schedule, here are five reasons why you should strongly consider spending an afternoon or evening on the Pequod.

Bill Nunn - Blues for an Alabama Sky

Alliance Theatre Playwright in Residence Pearl Cleage remembers her friend and colleague, actor Bill Nunn (Do the Right Thing, Spider Man), who starred as Sam in her world premiere production, Blues for an Alabama Sky.

The Alliance Teen Ensemble has the opportunity to see and review each production during the season. See their responses to "Ugly Lies the Bone."


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