Rehana Lew Mirza on Hatef**k and More

Rehana Lew Mirza is a playwright, bookwriter, and filmmaker whose work often focuses on highlighting the South Asian experience. Her latest play Hatef**k, which was featured on the 2017 Kilroys List, is currently having its world premiere at WP Theater, co-produced by Colt Coeur. We speak with Rehana about her experience working on Hatef**k, what it’s like to develop a new play and musical simultaneously, the community-building potential of theatre, and more.

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Sofia Alvarez and Sheila Vand on Nylon, Blockchain Theater Project, and More

In the new play Nylon, written by Sofia Alvarez, Anna, a woman in her early thirties played by Sheila Vand, has to confront the choices she made in her twenties and how they reverberate into her life going forward. The play is the first from the newly formed Blockchain Theater Project, which combines theatre, tech, and an artistic directorship that rotates. We speak with Sheila and Sofia about the inspiration for Nylon, unlikable women, and how to shake up the theatre.

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