Theatre

My recent theatre work includes: A Place at the Table (B Arts), Continent Chop Chop (Virtual Migrants) and Peas on Earth (Divergency). My work is collaborative and uses interactive theatre to involve the audience in co-creating the work.

I have over 20 of my plays produced, published and broadcast, including the National Theatre and BBC Radio.

Peas on Earth

A research and development project investigating the use of augmented reality to produce an immersive live experience. Building on and developing my work created via Divergency, through investigations with technologists, live artists and potential audiences to create a show that capitalises on the best aspects of performance and technology.

Aberdeen Music Hall

With poet and artist Sarah Hymas we have created ‘The Seventh Door’, an immersive walk connected to Aberdeen’s famous Music Hall.
Part of Stepping Out with Aberdeen Performing Arts; a project to create work inspired by the building and its history and deliver inspiring workshops for young people around Aberdeen.
The work will be launched as part of Granite Noir taking place in Aberdeen in February 2017

Plays and writing projects for young people

For information about my plays for young people, scripts and projects please go to my blog: mayachowdhry.wordpress.com/plays-for-young-people Save

CONTINENT CHOP CHOP: austerity, refugees and climate destruction

A story told through poetry, music and digital-media connecting legacies of inequality to climate change. Continent Chop Chop’ is a touring Transmedia production linking narratives of climate change to the broader issues of poverty, race and social justice. Using interwoven narratives portrayed through music, poetry, and projected imagery.

A Place at the Table – immersive theatre

I recently worked with B Arts on ‘A Place At The Table’, a new immersive theatre show and meal from B Arts. Welcome to the School of Improbable Cooking. No reservation? We might just squeeze you in. Where’s the kitchen? It’s right here. Can I take your coat? How about this apron? That should fit you. We look forward to working with you on your meal.

The Tagore Project

Four Trains written by Maya Chowdhry and directed by Alan Lane – scratch performance as part of Transform, West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Kaahini

Kaahini was commissioned and developed by Red Ladder Theatre Company and toured nationally. It premiered at Bradford Theatre in the Mill, May 1997. The company wanted a play about identity that spoke specifically to young Asian women. The Birmingham Rep re-staged the play in 1998. The play was nominated for Best Children’s Theatre by the Writers Guild. It was subsequently toured nationally by Red Ladder Theatre company in 2006 and published by Capercaille Books (2004).

The Crossing Path

Performed at The National Theatre, 2003 as part of Connections. This fifth anthology of Connections plays is as wide-ranging and eclectic as its predecessors. It features ten works from some of the finest writers of our time. This volume brings you new plays from Philip Ridley, Laura Ruohonen, Jon Fosse, Lucinda Coxon, Connie Congdon, Christopher William Hill, David Farr, Maya Chowdhry, Sarah Daniels and Mark Ravenhill. Published by Faber and Faber (2003).