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“Lina Patel is that rare playwright who not only excites and entertains but proves over and again that a sharp intellect and the desire to explore ideas make for great theatre.”

– Jamil Khoury, Co-Executive Artistic Director, Silk Road Rising

THEATRE

SELECTED PLAYS

Full-Legth

SANKALPAN

A loose adaptation of Three Sisters set in pre-Partition Bengal.

RAGGED CLAWS

When Alec, the adopted Indian son of a power couple questions his mother's politics, family pain tumbles forth, like the tsunami about to consume Manhattan.

BONOBOS

Four women extricate a friend from a bad relationship. Chaos ensues. A darkly comedic telenovela for the stage, Bonobos looks at female friendships and loyalty and wonders, why can’t two wrongs equal a right?

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SELECTED PLAYS

Short Plays

SWEET LIFE

Three misfits find community at a convenience store in a Texas town.

WIN

A couple is detained at LAX for dubious reasons.

INVOLUNTARY

Two liberals question their politics while setting up a polling station.

CANARY

Two cops get personal during a homicide investigation

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Lina on the set of Krypton
Lina in the Bat Car!
DC's Krypton Panel, SXSW in Austin

On television, Lina has written for The 100Frequency, and Krypton.

“Lina can see what someone else sees but her attention is drawn to what lies beneath the immediate; to what came before. The stories she tells illuminate the darker corners of the world. They make the invisible, visible”

- Christopher Mack, Director, Creative Talent, Netflix