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*Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

RITI SACHDEVA (Playwright) is a theatre maker and cultural worker. As an actor, she has worked with Omnirootz, Working Classroom, Words Afire, PBS, Disney Channel, and performed her original work with Kalapani Productions at festivals in LA and Toronto. For her playwriting, Riti has been awarded fellowships to the Kennedy Center MFA Play Development Workshop and the O’Neill Playwriting Festival. She is a 2011–12 CORE Apprentice with the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis and a 2012–13 fellow with the Emerging Writers Group at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre. Her play Parts of Parts & Stitches won the 2009-10 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s Quest for Peace award and the 2011 Excellence in Playwriting Award at the National Newborn Festival. She received her MFA in Playwriting from University of New Mexico in May 2011. Her thesis play La Fea: A FlamenChoreoMyth, directed by Ricky Martinez of The New Theatre in Miami, was a featured production in UNM’s 2011 Words Afire festival.

Riti’s clan hails from the Mianwali region of Pakistan. They migrated to the India side of the border in 1947. Riti was born in Bhilai, Chateesgarh and immigrated to the U.S. with her parents in 1976. She grew up mostly in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the last fifteen years. She is currently transitioning to New York.

CAT PARKER (Director) is a freelance director based in NYC, who has worked regionally at Dallas Theater Center, Dorset Theatre Festival, and Oklahoma City Rep. She assisted Jerry Zaks on the Broadway debut of A Bronx Tale, featuring Chazz Palmenteri. In New York, Cat was the Producing Director at T. Schreiber Studio, and has directed at The WorkShop Theater Company, Creative Place NYC, Mid-Town International Theatre Festival, Abingdon Theatre, Boomerang Theatre and UrbanStages. Favorite productions includePicasso at the Lapin Agile (NYIT Award Winner), Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Towards Zero, A Doll’s House, a steampunk-influencedTwelfth Night (NYIT Award Winner) and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. New works include Sister Cities, (NYIT Award Nominee),The English Channel, En Passant, A New Theory of Vision, Riders of the Golden Sphinx, Echoes of Radioland (a theatrical radio show),Lovers of Verona (an original commedia del’arte piece), Lilith, Blind Study, Safekeeping, Switch, Gone Astray, Shadow Pier, Beachwood Drive, The Chekhov Dreams, Native Stone,
Underpass, and Rapture. www.catparker.com

SARAH BASKIN (Tamana) Off-Broadway: The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (u/s, Roundabout/Laura Pels Theatre), Wolves (Firework Theater/59E59). Other NY credits: The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Sonnet Repertory Theatre/Theatre Row), On The 5:31 (Rising Phoenix Rep/Cino Nights), Retrospective (dir. Joan Tewkesbury, InGenius Festival). Regional/International credits include: Cardenio (American Repertory Theatre), Beau Jest
(Gulfshore Playhouse), Phoenician Women (Moscow Art Theatre/ART Institute). Film/TV: Who Killed Chandra Levy? (Chandra Levy), Thanks for Sharing, In the Shadow of the Water Tower. Training: MFA from ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard University. Much gratitude to MT Works and my dear friends & family.

MARIAM HABIB (Yamuna) Originally from Rhode Island, Mariam received her BA from the University of Rhode Island and was granted an MFA in Acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. Some of her credits include a staged reading of Egyptian Song (Premiere Stages). Mahida's Extra Key to Heaven (Playwrights Theater) and readings with Playwrights Theater Forum Reading Series. She was also involved with this past year's National New Play Network's showcase for the play Egyptian Song at InterACT.

ASHOK KUMAR (Maqbool) was born in Haryana, North India. At a young age, he moved to Delhi in search for theater training and he performed almost all over the country. He attended the Film & Television Institute of India in 2006. After graduating he continued his studies at the Stella Adler Studio in New York City. He also acted as a protagonist in a controversial film, "The Man's Woman And Other Stories" by Amit Dutta. The film won The Horizons Award at The Venice Film Festival and The Best Student Film Award at Njisacf, USA. Ashok's next semibiographical short film "A Lucky day" will be released this year.

DEANNA MCGOVERN (Vulture) NY Credits: An Impending Rupture of the Belly (Godlight Theatre Co. @ Theatre Row—NYIT Winner Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role), 1984, The Basketball Diaries, Slaughterhouse-Five (Godlight Theatre Co. @ 59 E 59 Theaters), Sweet, Sweet Spirit (Planet Connections Festivity), Birds (First Look Theatre Co @ NYU), Photosynthesis (FRINGE NYC), The Big Funk (Tobacco Bar). Regional: The Clean House (Vermont Stage Co), After Ashley (Woolly Mammoth), I Heart Kant (George Street Playhouse 2nd Stage), Dracula,
Goody F***ing Two Shoes, Uncle Sam's Satiric Spectacular (Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival). The Lost Colony and Guiding Light. BA, Theatre from The University of Tennessee.

ANTONIO MINIÑO (Asif/Vulture) favorite NYC acting credits include: The Stranger to Kindness (The Kraine Theater), It’s A Wonderful Life (BOO-Arts Productons), The Stranger to Kindness (Robert Moss Theater; Nominated Outstanding Actor), The Empress of Sex (Audience Favorite National NewBorn Festival), Arpeggio (45th St Theatre), Intermission (HERE Arts Center), Trojan Women (Michael Howard Studios), Elevation (Payan Theatre), OOPS! (Manhattan Theatre Source), 4 Variations of Mee (Manhattan Children’s Theatre), Ilka’s Dream
(Payan Theatre). Favorite directing credits include The Family Shakespeare, The Shadow Project, The Zoo Story, The Importance of Being Earnest, Joan. He is a founding member of MTWorks, a member of Voices in Unity and The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors. Next up he can be seen in All About Meat: The Garcias March 29-April 22 (Duo Multicultural Arts Center) and directing SCENE/UNSEEN by Ms. Sachdeva at the 45 Bleecker Street Theater in June. www.AntonioMinino.com

ERIC PERCIVAL (Sardarji/Messenger/Vulture) has performed on stages in New York, London, and throughout Europe and the US. He was awarded Oustanding Supporting Actor in the 2010 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity for The Picture of Dorian Grey, and Outstanding Lead Actor in the 2008 MITF Awards for his performance in Bubby's Shadow (Midtown International Theatre Festival). Other recent NYC performances include leading roles in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (T. Schreiber Studio), Another Horatio Alger Story (Metropolitan Playhouse), The Changing Room (T. Schreiber Studio), Recovery (MN Fringe), Jean and Joe (Brooklyn Arts Exchange), The Homecoming (TSS), and A New Theory of Vision (Sanctuary Playwrights Theatre). Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (London), T. Schreiber Studio (NY). www.ericpercival.com

DATHAN B. WILLIAMS* (Masterji/Vulture) previous MTWORKS credit: Mhambi Nobhule in A Home Across The Ocean. Recent Credits include: Antigone and Alceste (Columbia University MFA Directors Project), Hay Fever (TWAS Classical Lab), Ragtime (Lyric Oklahoma), Nobody (Juneteenth New Play Festival), The Addicts (Boo Arts), Show Boat (Carnegie Hall Concert), American Duet and Becoming Tennesse (both at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center). This past winter he could be seen as William in the first ever interactive live streamed play: Better Left
Unsaid and as Ross in Macbeth (TWAS/National Black Theater). Other select credits include: the B-way and 1st National Tour of Show Boat, six Off-Broadway shows, including James in A.R. Gurney's Buffalo Gal (Primary Stages) and Saladin in Nathan the Wise (Pearl Theater Company), three other National Tours, a lot of Regional Theater (39 Companies, including two seasons with Canada's Stratford Shakespeare Festival), and some Film/TV. Next up, he can be seen playing Mr. Levi in Welcome to America (New Worlds Theatre Project).

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase.

  
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