BARSHA BADAL A Monologue

"I WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED!"

 

Barsha Badal, an Indian immigrant, comes to terms with her new life in the United States, doing laundry in a motel somewhere in Nebraska.

F, Indian, any size, 30s.

ONE ACT - Dramedy - 20 mins.

Part of the first volume of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES

PRODUCTION HISTORY

  • Bohemian Caverns, part of Subcontinental Drift: South Asian Open Mic, Washington D.C., February 28th, 2008. THE ACTOR WAS SHETAL SHAH.

  • Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios, part of the spork Festival, February 6th, 8th, 9th, NYC, 2008. THE DIRECT WAS ASHER WYNDHAM. THE ACTOR WAS SHETAL SHAH. 

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

  • Reading. Playwrights' Center, Minneapolis MN, 2017. ACTOR was KHADIJA SIDDIQUI.

  • Reading. Member Stage Reading, Playwrights' Center, 2017

  • Reading, Cabaret Theatre, Temple of Music and Arts, Tucson, AZ, part of the 16th Annual City Festival produced by Old Pueblo Playwrights, 2007. THE DIRECTOR WS MEG TULLY. THE ACTOR WAS AMRITA RAMANAN.

With human connection and a kind of writerly ease, Wyndham asks the hardest questions. Any actor would find so much to work with here! It’s big, lush and cuts to the bone.”
— Rachael Carnes
It’s heartbreaking with moments of wickedness and humor. It’s familiar and unsettling and completely on target. A terrific monologue.
— Jennifer Lynne Roberts
This play is so fun and feisty!
— Catherine Weingarten