Bay Area Theater

Playwright Interview: Madhuri Shekar

Madhuri Shekar‘s play, “In Love and Warcraft” will be seen in live performance as part of ACT’s InterAct Home Initiative, September 4-12, 2020, and then streaming September 18-25. She is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.

“In Love and Warcraft” concerns a young woman who spends much of her time in the World of Warcraft game, and on the side writes love letters for her friends. Along the way, she discovers she has feelings for one of her clients.

Madhuri Shekar’s other plays include “House of Joy,” which played at Cal Shakes last summer, along with “A Nice Indian Boy,” “Queen,” and “Dhaba on Devon Avenue,” which was having its premiere at the New Victory Theatre in Chicago and was shut down due to the novel corona virus.

Her web TV series, “Titus and Andronicus” can be found on You Tube. She was part of the writers’ room of Joss Whedon’s new series, “The Nevers,” which will have its premiere on HBO.

Born in California, she spent most of her formative years in Chenmai, India, and currently lives in New Jersey.

Vertical photo: Ganesh Toasty
Horizontal photo: Niyantha Shekar
Post-production assistance on this podcast: Richard Lavin.
The In Love and Warcraft production photo is from the world premiere of the play at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta in Jan/Feb 2014, picture credit :Greg Mooney