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Hammaad Chaudry

HAMMAAD CHAUDRY

  

Nationality:    Scottish
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Literary Agent:    William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC  represented by Scott Chaloff

Hammaad Chaudry is a New York City based playwright from Edinburgh, Scotland. His work has been staged both in the U.K. and U.S. including The Royal Court Theatre in London, The New York Theatre Workshop, The Pershing Square Signature Center and The Flea Theater. His plays include Salaam, Mr. Bush, Tokens, Kismat, God Willing and An Ordinary Muslim. He is currently a Van Lier Fellow at New Dramatists, a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, a member of The Public Theater's Writers Group 2017 and recipient of the New Playwright Award from Playwrights' Studio Scotland. He is also a graduate of The Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers Programme, where his work was selected for the Theatre's Young Writers Festival and Unheard Voices competition. He holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University where he was awarded the Dean's Fellowship and a B.A. in International Politics from the University of Surrey.

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below is a list of Hammaad Chaudry's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        God Willing         Kismat         Ordinary Muslim, An         Salaam, Mr Bush



God Willing

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Adam's plan to start his own business is thrown into jeopardy when his wife Aisha is fired from her job. His childhood friend, Ahmed, returns to become the imam at the local mosque. Aisha and Ahmed become a constant reminder of Adam's past failures, forcing him to escape the trappings of both community and marriage.

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Kismat

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Part of the TinyRhino Play Festival

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Littlefield Theatre. Brooklyn. New York.     01 Jan 2014

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Ordinary Muslim, An

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Developed under the mentorship of, and directed by, playwright Tony Kushner.

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(Staged Reading) New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003     05 May 2014

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Salaam, Mr Bush

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Wembley 2003: Riaz has to defy his Father to go on a protest march against the imminent Iraq war. Meanwhile, in the White House, George Bush has patriarch problems of his own, not to mention a big decision to make. Set between Wembley and Washington, Salaam, Mr Bush looks at war and religion with humour and humanity.

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part of Young Writers Festival Readings 2009

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