Past Events

With Sonia Alexis, Justine Davis, Timothy Duval, Ted Gentry, Rebecca Maiten, and Pratik Shah

Centerstage Theatre

3200 SW Dash Point Road
Federal Way, WA 98023

To purchase tickets go here.

Written by Mrinalini Kamath

Directed by Aimee Todoroff

With Raji Ahsan, Alexis Cruz, Nina Mehta, Paul Peglar, Monica Rounds, and Shetal Shah


November 19, 2019 and December 5, 2019, 7pm.

Broom Tree Theater, Astoria First Presbyterian Church, 23-35 Broadway, Astoria

Take the N/W train to the Broadway stop in Astoria.

Under the shadow of an administration slowly unraveling rights, Manika, an Indian-American palliative care pediatrician and former National Spelling Bee contestant, is having a baby with her partner Jeanette via an unconventional sperm donor. Coming home from their baby shower, the women are surprised by Manika’s old friend Adam, a musical theater actor recently released from his Finian’s Rainbow gig (for undisclosed reasons) dumped by his boyfriend, and in need of a place to stay. Reluctantly, Jeanette agrees. As Manika sees Adam tune out politics more and more as he attempts to get his life back together, it begins to cause friction between them.
This reading is funded by a Queens Council on the Arts New Works Grant.

I am very pleased to announce that I have received a 2019 grant from the Queens Council on the Arts to develop my play Everyone’s Got Something to Lose.  Two public readings will take place in Queens in Fall/Winter of this year.  I will be posting the readings when the time comes.  Huge thanks to QCA for believing in my work.

Staged Reading of Let There Be Love
Saturday, August 4th at 2pm.
Primary Stages,  307 W 38th St, Ste 1510, New York, NY
written by Mrinalini Kamath
directed by Kat Yen
With: David Adam Gill, Kirsten Hopkins, Vedant Gokhale, Joy Jacobs, Paul Peglar, Monica Rounds, and Sarah Teed.

A mash-up of D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers, the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche, and online dating and modern matchmaking, featuring a mother-son matchmaking service, a potential client, and a self-described “algorithm automechanic.”

Free snacks and $5 wine provided.  There will also be a silent auction.

To attend (it’s free!) please RSVP:


Inspired by the NY Times article “The Lonely Death of George Bell,” STUFF tells the story of lives that intersect when a man dies alone in his cluttered apartment. A play about living alone in modern times.
Directed by Colette Robert
Foley effects provided by Tony Vo
with Gilbert Cruz, Adriana Gaviria, Eli Gelb, Arthur Gregory Pugh, Shetal Shah, and David Shih
Monday, February 5, at 7:00PM
The Broom Tree Theater at Astoria First Presbyterian
23-35 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106
Take the N/W train to the Broadway stop in Astoria.
Free – please RSVP
For more information, please click here

Happy that my Ma-Yi Writers Lab/ Creative Fellowships Initiative at the
University of Washington is culminating in a public reading at the Drama School. My pal and fellow Mellon fellow Nandita Shenoy‘s play precedes mine, at 6pm.

A Mellon Creative Process Series event

LET THERE BE LOVE by Mrinalini Kamath
Directed by Andrew Tsao

Thursday, January 18
8 PM (reception at 7:30pm)
Cabaret Theatre, Hutchinson Hall, University of Washington, Seattle

This is a free reading – please RSVP. 

A modern mash-up of D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers and the Greek myth Eros and Psyche, Let There Be Love is a play about online dating and modern matchmaking, and our cravings for—and fears of—intimacy and connection.


Thrilled to be asked to play in the One Minute Play Festival.  I am in series B, with my play DON’T MENTION IT being directed by Andrew Willis-Woodward,  and my other play NOT JUST A RIVER IN EGYPT being directed by Roger Nasser.  

SERIES B runs on January 26th and 27th at 8pm at the New Ohio Theatre, and tickets can be purchased here.

I’m happy to be included in the Ma-Yi Theater Company Writers Lab Fall Labfest.  My play, Let There Be Love, will be directed by Linsay Firman, cast to be announced.  It’s a fun play with some poignant moments (if I do say so myself).  I hope you can join us!

October 27, 7pm.
Reading of Let There Be Love
Written by Mrinalini Kamath
Directed by Linsay Firman
The Ma-Yi Studio
260 West 35th Street, #203
For free reservations, please email:

My friend David Adam Gill asked me if I would be a part of this, and I was happy to oblige. It’s a site-specific collection of plays, taking place in the “Prohibition Room,” of a bar called Papillon. After seeing the space, I was inspired to write a short play featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his literary nemesis. For tickets, click here, or just click the postcard image below. Hope to see you there!

Here’s a link to an article about it on Broadway World.

July 24, 2017

Got to share 15 pages from a new, untitled play at Volume 53 of The PlayGround Experiment.

From left to right: Geri-Nikole Love, Nandita Shenoy, and Mike Lesser.

July 17, 2017

I contributed a monologue to CastAndLoose Live! Aloha Ghost In The Great Wall Of Ni’ihau. It was read by Aneesh Sheth.

July 8, 2017

Had an awesome public table reading of my play Let There Be Love through The PlayGround Experiment: First Reads Festival

From left to right: David Adam Gill, Cait Johnston, Paul Peglar, Joy Jacobs, Me, Debargo Sanyal, and Yvette Kin