(L to R) Jade Wu as Dr. Lee and Annie McNamara as Wendee in Ma-Yi Theater Company's Off-Broadway production of WASHER/DRYER in New York, NY.  Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum Theatrical Photography

(L to R) Jade Wu as Dr. Lee and Annie McNamara as Wendee in Ma-Yi Theater Company's Off-Broadway production of WASHER/DRYER in New York, NY.  Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum Theatrical Photography

(L to R) Nandita Shenoy as Sonya, Jamyl Dobson as Sam, and Johnny Wu as Michael in Ma-Yi Theater Company's Off-Broadway production of WASHER/DRYER in New York, NY.  Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum Theatrical Photography

(L to R) Nandita Shenoy as Sonya, Jamyl Dobson as Sam, and Johnny Wu as Michael in Ma-Yi Theater Company's Off-Broadway production of WASHER/DRYER in New York, NY.  Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum Theatrical Photography

REVIEWS FOR WASHER/DRYER
Ma-Yi Theatre Company, NEW YORK, NY

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“At a time when ethnic sensitivities prompt routine calls to the PC police, the Asian focused Ma-Yi Theater Company is staging a comedy that brazenly trumpets stereotypes. But before you blow a whistle, Nandita Shenoy, who wrote and stars in “Washer/Dryer,” has a keen ear for those nasty kernels of truth embedded in our multi-cultural stereotypes.”

“It is refreshing to see a play that sends up the foibles of ethnic groups we do not often see on the stage but even more impressive is that Shenoy was able to find a universal humanity in her characters. We may have our differences, but what this charming little play teaches us is that at the end of the run, it all comes out in the wash.” – Roma Torre, New York One
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“The witty dialogue covering subversive prejudices and the all-around absurdity of New York life is a pleasure, but Nandita Shenoy, our lead actress and playwright does not stop there... The secrets soon become manifested physically on stage as doors open and close and characters hide and reveal themselves in a delightful choreography of love, white lies, possession, entitlement and rules of law.”

“This cast is perfect. Supporting cast members [Jamyl] Dobson and [Annie] McNamara will make you scream with laughter. Jade Wu’s performance was multi-layered comic timing fueled by what felt like genuine love.  You’ll want Shenoy and Johnny Wu’s characters to be the guests at you next dinner party. ”
–  NewYorkTheatreGuide.com
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“The scenario amuses and brings to mind some classic comedies, including Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park and Three's Company. Shenoy has a good ear for dialogue and sets up some funny situations.” – American Theater Web
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INTERVIEWS WITH NANDITA ON WASHER/DRYER

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(L to R) Bryan Bosque as Michael and Rasika Ranganathan as Sonya in Rasaka Theatre Company's September/October 2015 production of Washer/Dryer in Chicago, IL. (Photo: Scott Dray)

(L to R) Bryan Bosque as Michael and Rasika Ranganathan as Sonya in Rasaka Theatre Company's September/October 2015 production of Washer/Dryer in Chicago, IL. (Photo: Scott Dray)

REVIEWS FOR WASHER/DRYER
RAKASA THEATRE CO, CHICAGO, IL

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"..[It's] refreshing that even though Sonya is South Asian and Michael is Chinese, the ethnic differences aren't foregrounded as the source of conflict. This is more "Barefoot in the Park" than "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" with comfort-food farcical elements..."  – Chicago Tribune
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"Washer/Dryer is a lighthearted comedy that may take a while to heat up, but is highly entertaining once it does."  – New City Stage
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"Buzz-eriously - Three Reasons to See Washer/Dryer from Rasaka Theater " - Buzz on Stagelink
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(L to R) Ewan Chung as Michael and Rachna Khatau as Sonya in East West Players February/March 2015 production of WASHER/DRYER in Los Angeles, CA.

(L to R) Ewan Chung as Michael and Rachna Khatau as Sonya in East West Players February/March 2015 production of WASHER/DRYER in Los Angeles, CA.

(L to R) Rachna Khatau as Sonya, Ewan Chung as Michael, Corey Wright as Sam, Karen Huie as Dr. Lee, and Nancy Stone as Wendee in East West Players February/March 2015 production of WASHER/DRYER in Los Angeles, CA.

(L to R) Rachna Khatau as Sonya, Ewan Chung as Michael, Corey Wright as Sam, Karen Huie as Dr. Lee, and Nancy Stone as Wendee in East West Players February/March 2015 production of WASHER/DRYER in Los Angeles, CA.

REVIEWS FOR WASHER/DRYER
EAST WEST PLAYERS, LOS ANGELES, CA

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"[A] Perfect mix of talents all-around combine for East West Players' well-produced world premiere of playwright Nandita Shenoy's witty Washer/Dryer... a fast, even paced ninety minutes of social issues served up in a tasty elixir."  – Broadway World
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"...the proceedings are diverting in a Norman Lear way. At its heart the piece is a sincere, well-intended contrivance that gets its laughs like clockwork but isn’t exactly unfamiliar." – L.A. Times
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"Washer/Dryer is a tension-filled exploration of contemporary domestic life...Set in an apartment building, the play finds a couple yearning for acceptance amidst the ever-so-comedic backdrop of their idiosyncratic neighbors." – Downtown News Must-See List
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"If ever there were an East West Players World Premiere that deserves national legs in mainstream theaters, Washer/Dryer is that play, and if ever there were one deserving of Hollywood consideration, this one fills that bill to a T. It’s an absolute winner from start to finish." – Stage Scene L.A.
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"What results is the funniest play I’ve seen in a year as director Peter J Kuo superbly handles the farce and family dynamics to bring Nandita Shenoy’s hilarious script gloriously to life." – ActorsEntertainment.com, Thespian Thoughts
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