Mashuq Mushtaq Deen is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, a CORE writer at the Playwrights Center, and winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Draw the Circle (productions: PlayMakers Rep, Mosaic Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre; published: Dramatists Play Service). Other full-length plays include The Empty Place (co-commission NYU & New Dramatists, produced by NYU), Flood (covid-canceled world premiere, Kansas City Rep 2021), The Betterment Society (published in The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays), and The Shaking Earth (covid-canceled world premiere, National Queer Theater 2021; First-Runner-Up for both the International Woodward Prize, and India's International Sultan Padamsee Prize). Deen’s work has been supported by the Siena Art Institute, Sewanee Writers Conference (upcoming 2022), Sundance Theatre Institute & the Ucross Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, The Public Theater, NYTW, MacDowell Colony, Bogliasco Foundation, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Keen Company, Target Margin Theatre, NYU, La Jolla Playhouse, New Harmony Project, Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation, Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation, SPACE at Ryder Farm, New York Foundation for the Arts, InterAct Theatre, Page73, Ma-Yi, and others. His essays and short plays have been published in multiple anthologies.
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