Mayank Keshaviah

Mayank Keshaviah is a Los Angeles-based playwright and screenwriter.  Prior to moving to L.A. in 2005, he served on the board of South Asian Theatre Arts Guild Experiment (STAGE) in Washington, D.C.  As part of STAGE, he directed Rearranged Marriage and Psycho for the annual South Asian Literary and Theatre Arts Festival (SALTAF).  He also assistant directed the world premiere of Lenny & Lou, which opened Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary season.
 
Since moving to Los Angeles, Mayank has worked on the world premiere of Robert Schenkkan's Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates at the Mark Taper Forum and in the Literary Department of Center Theatre Group.  In 2007, his play Those Who Can’t received a workshop production as part of the USC School of Theatre's Blueprints festival, and in 2008, his play Rangoon was given a staged reading in the Under Construction festival of graduate playwrights.   Rangoon was also given a reading at New York's Pan Asian Repertory Theatre in December 2009 and is under consideration for production as part of its 2011-2012 season. In April 2011, Mayank's short play Angels Fight will be featured in L.A. Views IV - Downtown Money, the annual short play festival produced by the Company of Angels Theatre.
 
When he’s not working on his own scripts, Mayank reviews theatre for the LA Weekly and is the Treasurer of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.  He holds a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College, an M.A. in Teaching from American University, and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from the University of Southern California.

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Class: 
1997
Playwright and Screenwriter
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