Exploring the psychological residue of post-colonialism, "Shiv" is a fantastical journey to liberation from one's past, from one's present, and of the destruction that makes rebirth possible.
[Part of the DISPLACED HINDU GODS Trilogy: A trilogy of plays loosely based on the trinity of Hindu deities- Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva- displaced into contemporary immigrants in the West. Each play is in a different style: stand-up comedy routine, girl-gang thriller, post-colonial fantasy. Each play can stand alone, but they co-exist in a common universe where displacement, identity, post-coloniallism, puberty, are explored through the lenses of creation, survival, and destruction.]
Playwrights Center workshop, 2009;
Mixed Blood Theatre trilogy workshop, May 2013.
PREMIERE: Mixed Blood Theatre, October 2013
"Shiv is a play aimed straight at the heart" -Rob Hubbard, St. Paul Pioneer Press
"It's a piece of magical realism that has a lot more realism than magic, unless you count the magic that excellently executed theater can create." -Rob Hubbard, St. Paul Pioneer Press