Mary Jane Pennington in the Theatre for the Very Young production of The Tranquil Tortoise and the Hoppity Hare

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.

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Brooks Ashmanskas, playing Barry Glickman in "The Prom," is a veteran of the stage, having performed in over 20 productions on and off Broadway.

The Prom’s “Mrs. Greene” is portrayed by Atlanta’s own Courtenay Collins.
The Prom // Photo by Greg Mooney.

Our Teen Ensemble had the opportunity to see and review "The Prom." See what they thought of the world premiere musical now on the Alliance Stage!

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