Come See My Show: “Lonely Leela!”

I hope summer has been kind to you all thus far – it’s certainly kept me busy ūüôā

Last week, I performed in a condensed version of Shahid Nadeem’s controversial (and smart!) play¬†Burqavaganza¬†at the Irondale Center with¬†WorldWideLab¬†(Directed by Vidhu Singh and Evan Tsitsias).

I then immediately began rehearsals for a workshop of Rehana Lew Mirza’s new play¬†Lonely Leela.

I am Leela, a naive girl whose boyfriend has disappeared. So she goes into the internet to find him. Puppets, projections, and politics collide in this modern-day¬†Alice in Wonderland¬†adventure, where¬†malicious codes and white knight bloggers meet in a shifting world of “everything at your fingertips”…but you still can‚Äôt quite find what you‚Äôre looking for.

I’m so thrilled to work with¬†Desipina & Co¬†again, and it’s a joy to work with the incredibly talented cast and crew – we’ve been rehearsing for a little over a week now, and every day is a new adventure, full of creativity, collaboration, and inspiration. I can’t wait to share this show with you! Come fall down the rabbit hole with me:

Ma-Yi Writers Lab and Desipina & Co present LONELY LEELA
Written by Rehana Lew Mirza
Directed by Robert Ross Parker
With Quinlan Corbett, Andrew Guilarte, Anna Kull, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Matt Park, Lipica Shah, David Shih, (and puppets, and videos, and songs, oh my!)
WHEN: September 5, 6, 7, 8, at 7pm
WHERE: HERE DOT Space, 145 Sixth Avenue (enter on Dominick Street)
TICKETS:¬†$15 at¬†www.Desipina.org¬†– use code PARTNER for $12 tickets! (and if you’re a member of TDF, visit¬†www.TDF.org¬†for $9 tickets)

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