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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

ALL OF US: A CELEBRATION OF BIPOC VOICES

Twelve exciting shorts come together in one performable collection to celebrate and amplify important, too-often-unheard voices. Whether it’s gathering in secret to remember when music was allowed, dealing with the fallout from a viral video or meeting a friend who’s been regenerated from their arm, teen actors will find a tremendous variety of meaty, challenging (and frequently gender-flexible) roles in these plays that offer a meaningful theatrical journey for, as the title has it, ALL OF US.

THE RANDOMNESS OF BEES

When Ryder moves to a new town and meets Charlotte, she finds the courage to tell her she’s adopted—well, at least on her second try. We follow the girls' evolving friendship from ages 9 to 15, when Charlotte moves away. And even as the world changes for Ryder, she may discover that a good friend can still be there for you, even when they’re not.

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 CW’s Frequency, DC’s Krypton, and Ava DuVernay’s Cherish the Day.

“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