In a newly formed boutique water company, an odd assortment of individuals come together. As the global economy becomes increasingly smaller, each individual comes to face what they are willing to give up in the pursuit for happiness.
BARRIERS Full-length, 90 minutes 4M, 2W Setting: New Jersey, 2002
Produced at HERE Arts Center, NYC, Dir. Ashok Sinha
Co-Produced with Asian American Theater Company, SF & LA, Dir. Ravi Kapoor
Readings at Rasik (Toronto), Asian American Arts Centre (Philadelphia), and Georgetown (DC)
Published with Alexander Street Press
Sunima returns home to announce her pending engagement, but instead gets trapped in the family loss they never dealt with. As this multi-cultural, Muslim family begins to fragment, we begin to piece together the past each one hides, and the future they all share.
“… the pertinence and poignancy of its subject in the current context is indisputable. If the play’s idea is to make a plaintive case on behalf of a community, it is a deserving case, a deserving plaint. You leave the theater sympathetic to fellow Americans who don’t feel much fellowship at the moment.” –New York Times
“Mirza has chosen her medium well -- Barriers reaches out and grabs us -- wrenches us-- to teach us something valuable about the state of the world.” –NYTheatre.com
RADIO DIARIES OF HANK, YANK AND PRANK Full-length, 1 hr, 40min 3M, 1W Setting: New Jersey, present day
2007 John Golden Award
Columbia Stages Reading, Dir. Lou Jacob
DR2 Presentation, Dir. Eduardo Machado
A semi-serious comedy about a radio show that wakes up New Jersey with frivolous pranks, and the intern who comes along to reform it, one fart joke at a time.
THE GOOD MUSLIM Full-length, 90 minutes 2W Setting: Queens, New York, present day
An atheist clubkid, Nora, and a sheltered Muslim girl form an unlikely friendship. When circumstances lead them to becoming roommates, the personal becomes political.
JUST AIR Full-length, 90 minutes 1M, 2W Setting: The Airport of Americas A homeless, hasbeen child pop star who has taken up residence in an airport and falls in love with the security guard. But when the security guard takes under his wing the extremely sheltered only child of a Bollywood superstar couple, a love triangle turns into international headlines.