Reading | Mashuq Deen: People Are Made of Flesh and Bone

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
7–9 pm

In 1984, the Indian government, led by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, attacked the Golden Temple, the most holy of the Sikh gurudwaras. Upon seeing the destruction of the Golden Temple, two of the Gandhi’s Sikh bodyguards were so upset that they killed her. In the three days that followed, brutal anti-Sikh massacres took place in response to the Prime Minister’s death, and thousands were killed. People are Made of Flesh and Bone is a fictional play set during those three days. A Hindu family fractures as two members hide their Sikh neighbors while another organizes the mobs for political gain, and no one trusts anyone.

Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

This event is free and open to the public. A photo ID is required to enter NYU buildings.

A first-generation, queer South Asian-American playwright and performer, DEEN is a New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellow, an alumni member of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, an affiliate artist with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, and a recent recipient of a TCG Global Connections travel grant. His full-length plays Shut-Up!, Tank and Horse, and his solo show Draw the Circle (InterAct Theatre, PACE University, Hampshire College, Public Theater, Dixon Place, Berkshire Fringe, NYTW at Dartmouth, Passage Theatre, Queens Theatre in the Park) explore gender and sexuality from a first generation perspective. He received his MFA at the Actors Studio Drama School/New School of Drama.

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