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Nilaja Sun

 

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Off-Broadway Reading, 2019
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [Off-Broadway], 2011
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Performer

Writing

Playwright


Nilaja Sun Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
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Obie Awards - 2007 - Performance Gold Star
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Obie Awards - 2007 - Performance Gold Star
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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
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Theatre World Awards - 2007 - Performance Gold Star
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Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Solo Performance
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Nilaja Sun News

Casting Announced For Premiere Stages' CERTAIN ASPECTS OF CONFLICT IN THE NEGRO FAMIL Photo Casting Announced For Premiere Stages' CERTAIN ASPECTS OF CONFLICT IN THE NEGRO FAMILY, October 13-23
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2022

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the premiere production of Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family by TyLie Shider, the recepient of the 2021/22 Liberty Live Commission, on October 13-23 under the tent at Kean University's Liberty Hall Museum (1003 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.).

People's Light Announces An Expansion of the Theatre's Artistic Team, Including Steve Photo People's Light Announces An Expansion of the Theatre's Artistic Team, Including Steve H. Broadnax III & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Following their recent leadership transition in which Producing Artistic Director Zak Berkman succeeded former Executive Artistic Director Abigail Adams, People’s Light has announce an exciting expansion of their artistic team with four new appointments. Broadway-favorite Steve H. Broadnax III (Thoughts of a Colored Man) transitions from Resident Director to People’s Light Associate Artistic Director.

Epic Theatre Ensemble: Empowering Young People to Use Their Voice Through Performance Photo Epic Theatre Ensemble: Empowering Young People to Use Their Voice Through Performance For Social Change
by Carian Lynée Parker - Mar 3, 2022

Since its founding on September 11, 2001; Epic Theatre Ensemble continues to inspire young people to utilize their voice through performance to create social change and motivate civic dialogue.

Casting Announced For Premiere Stages' CERTAIN ASPECTS OF CONFLICT IN THE NEGRO FAMIL Photo Casting Announced For Premiere Stages' CERTAIN ASPECTS OF CONFLICT IN THE NEGRO FAMILY
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2021

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the staged reading of Tylie Shider's Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family October 29-31 in Kean University's Liberty Hall Academic Center (1003 Morris Avenue Building 2, Union, N.J.).

Arden Theatre Company Presents Digital Production NO CHILD… By Nilaja Sun Photo Arden Theatre Company Presents Digital Production NO CHILD… By Nilaja Sun
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2021

The Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia will present Nilaja Sun’s Obie Award Winning play NO CHILD… This new digital production, a one-person exploration of the New York City public school system through the lens of a teaching artist, features Philadelphia performer Taysha Marie Canales.  Directed by Justin Jain, NO CHILD...will run April 27 through May 9, 2021 on the Arden’s digital stage.

Performers To Read Letters To The New Administration at DEAR PRESIDENT BIDEN Live Eve Photo Performers To Read Letters To The New Administration at DEAR PRESIDENT BIDEN Live Event
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 1, 2021

A diverse gathering of performers, together with a U.S. Congressman and first-time voters, will join together for DEAR PRESIDENT BIDEN: A PRESIDENTS' DAY PERFORMANCE & COMMUNITY CONVERSATION, a live, virtual event presented nation-wide.

Arden Theatre Company Announces Spring 2021 Plans For Original Digital Season Photo Arden Theatre Company Announces Spring 2021 Plans For Original Digital Season
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 30, 2020

The Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia has announced plans for a Spring 2021 digital season, featuring original shows that feature some of the company's most celebrated artists. These new productions will be available to the general public starting in February 2021 and will run through May. Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 2 starting at 11AM.

Detroit Public Theatre and Chautauqua Theater Company Bring Solo Theatre Productions  Photo Detroit Public Theatre and Chautauqua Theater Company Bring Solo Theatre Productions to Public TV This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2020

A groundbreaking collaboration created between two Great Lakes regional theatres, Detroit Public Theatre (DPT) and Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) and PBS stations, Detroit Public TV (DPTV) and WNED PBS in Buffalo, is bringing two acclaimed solo plays to the small screen on October 26, 2020 at 8 p.m. EST.

BWW Interview: Arts Club's NO CHILD . . . with Celia Aloma and Ali Watson Photo BWW Interview: Arts Club's NO CHILD . . . with Celia Aloma and Ali Watson
by Alyson Eng - Sep 17, 2020

This September, Arts Club will be bringing back live theatre to Vancouver with NO CHILD a?? by Nilaja Sun. NO CHILD a?? is a play done by one actor taking on 16 different characters. This award winning show (including an Obie Award, 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards, and a Lucille Lortel Award) will be playing at the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre from September 24th to November 8th. I had the pleasure of talking with the two incredible women who will be playing the main role in the play: Celia Aloma and Ali Watson. Read the full interview below!

Arts Club Theatre Company Presents Fall Theatre Trio Photo Arts Club Theatre Company Presents Fall Theatre Trio
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2020

Arts Club Theatre Company announces its Fall Theatre Trio.

Nilaja Sun Videos

VIDEO: Sarah Jessica Parker Talks MTC's 'COMMONS OF PENSACOLA' on Bravo
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 19, 2013

The actress, who in 1995 co-starred alongside Blyth Danner in MTC's production of 'Sylvia', spoke with Cohen about the joy of working with the Tony Award winning Danner once again.

BWW TV: Chatting with Amanda Peet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Blythe Danner & More on Opening Night of THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 24, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow opened on Thursday night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for all of the festivities and you can check out what the cast and creative team had to say at the after party below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Sarah Jessica Parker, Blythe Danner and More in THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA by Amanda Peet, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow opens tonight at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Meet the Company of MTC's THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA- Sarah Jessica Parker & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Commons of Pensacola, the new play by Amanda Peet, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, will start previews Tuesday, October 22 and open Thursday, November 21 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The cast met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about the new play below!


Nilaja Sun Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Nilaja Sun written?
Nilaja Sun has written 1 shows including No Child... (Playwright).

What awards has Nilaja Sun been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for No Child , Performance (Obie Awards) for No Child... , Performance (Obie Awards) for No Child , John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for No Child , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for No Child... Performance (Theatre World Awards) for No Child... and Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for No Child… .

What awards has Nilaja Sun won?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for No Child , Performance (Obie Awards) for No Child..., Performance (Obie Awards) for No Child, John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for No Child Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for No Child...and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for No Child....