About

Mrinalini Kamath’s latest play, Let There Be Love, a mash-up of D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers, the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche, and the debate of online dating versus matchmaking, had a successful public table reading as part of The PlayGround Experiments First Reads Festival. Her radio play STUFF, inspired by the NY Times article “The Lonely Death of George Bell,” is scheduled to be recorded by Mission to (dit)Mars Propulsion Lab sometime this year. A graduate of the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins University and the MFA program in playwriting at the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School for Social Research, Mrinalini was most recently featured at Stage Left Theatre in Chicago as the Downstage Left resident playwright and a LeapFEST participant with The New Deal, her play about prison corporations and drug testing, which received an honorable mention on the 2016 Kilroys List. She was twice a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Theater Conference with her plays BOOM and The Nava Jeevan, which was also a semi-finalist for The Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship. Her full-length play Celestial Motions about Indian astrology and modern arranged marriage, was the inaugural winner of East/West Players “Got Laughs?” comedy play competition, and translated into Mahrati and performed in India. Her short plays have been published in several Smith and Kraus anthologies as well as playscripts.com and Indie Theatre Now. She is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the Queens-based Mission to (dit)Mars Propulsion Lab, the PlayGround Experiment, and an alumna of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s emerging playwrights’ lab, Youngblood.