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Mrinalini Kamath is participating in the Creative Fellowships Initiative in partnership with School of Drama.
A graduate of the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins University and the MFA program in playwriting at the New School for Drama, Mrinalini Kamath was featured at Stage Left Theatre in Chicago as the Downstage Left resident playwright and a LeapFEST workshop participant with The New Deal, her play about a partnership formed by prison corporations and big pharma, 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 play Celestial Motions, about Indian astrology and modern arranged marriage, was the inaugural winner of East/West Players “Got Laughs?” comedy play competition and was translated into Marathi and performed in India. Her short plays and monologues have been published in several Smith and Kraus anthologies as well as playscripts.com. She is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the Queens-based Mission to (Dit)mars Propulsion Lab, The PlayGround Experiment, and an alumna of Youngblood, Ensemble Studio Theatre‘s emerging playwrights’ lab.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
A mash-up of D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers, the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche, and online dating and modern matchmaking. DeeDee and Eric are a mother and son who run a successful matchmaking agency who have their own issues when it comes to love. Let There Be Love is a play about craving and fearing intimacy and connection in the modern age.