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Naveen Choudhury is participating in the Creative Fellowships Initiative in partnership with School of Drama.
Naveen Bahar Choudhury’s plays have been produced, developed, and/or presented at such institutions as Ensemble Studio Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, The Lark Play Development Center, New Federal Theatre and more. She is a recent Dramatists Guild Fellow, as well as a recent LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Playwriting Resident. Her work has been recognized by Steppenwolf Theatre Company (2018 The Mix List) and The Kilroys List (2016 Honorable Mention). Her play, SKIN is published in Plays For Two, an anthology by Vintage Books/Random House, and was broadcast on Northeast Public Radio as part of the Playing On Air series. Ms. Choudhury is a member of the Ma-Yi Theater Writers Lab and received her MFA in playwriting from The New School.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
During her residency, Naveen will be working on The Factory (working title), a brand new play about the garments industry, which takes place in the United States and Bangladesh. The central characters are Aziza, a Bangladeshi American fashion designer in New York, and Bua, a woman who has worked for Aziza’s family for decades as a domestic worker in Dhaka and is considered an adopted member of the family. When Aziza discovers that Bua is now working in a garments factory in Dhaka that produces clothing for the same company in New York for which Aziza works, both characters must confront questions about the meaning and value of their work.