With "Pike St.," her first solo show since 2006's "No Child...," Nilaja Sun explores her native Lower East Side through the lens of a family weathering a brutal hurricane.
Nilaja Sun is the solo performer and writer of the off-Broadway smash "No Child...," which had its initial run with Epic Theatre Ensemble, followed by and a year-long run at the Barrow Street Theatre. For her creation and performance of "No Child..." and its subsequent national tour, Nilaja garnered 21 awards, including an Obie Award, a Helen Hayes Award, a Lucille Lortel Award and two Outer Critics Circle Awards, including the John Gassner Playwriting Award for Outstanding New American Play. Theater credits also include "The Commons of Pensacola," "Einstein's Gift," "Time and The Conways," "Huck and Holden" and "The Cook." Tv/Film credits include "Madam Secretary," "Louie," "30 Rock," "Law & Order: SVU," "Unforgettable," "The International" and "Rubicon." As a solo performer, her projects include the critically acclaimed "Blues for a Gray Sun" (INTAR), "La Nubia Latina," "Black and Blue," "Insufficient Fare," "Due to the Tragic Events of..." and "Mixtures." Nilaja was awarded the soloNOVA Award for Artist of the Year by terraNOVA Collective and was recently awarded a NYSCHA grant, through Epic Theatre Ensemble, to create her newest solo piece, "Pike St," which will have its world premiere at the Abrons Arts Center in November 2015. A native of the Lower East Side, she is a Princess Grace Award winner and has worked as a teaching artist in New York City for over 15 years.
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