Bonobos
Written by Lina Patel
Directed by Sara Isreal
Dramatug: Tiffany Moon
Featuring Julia Cho, Christine Corpuz, Diana DeLaCruz, Sunil Malhotra, Michael Martinez, Amy Weaver and Corey Wright
April 4, 2019 at USC Pacific Asia Museum

Four women extricate a friend from a bad relationship. Chaos ensues. A darkly comedic telenovela for the stage, Bonobos looks at female friendships and loyalty and wonders, why can’t two wrongs equal a right?

Lina Patel (Playwright) is a storyteller whose work investigates politics, family structures, and relationships in a precarious world. She has been commissioned by Yale Rep, Silk Road Rising, Chalk Repertory Theatre among others. Lina was awarded an NEA grant for her play The Half-Breed Spy, or How I Learned to Love Imperialists. Her near-future play, The Ragged Claws, was nominated for Cherry Lane Theatre’s Mentor Project. Lina is an alumna of the Warner Brothers Writers Workshop and writes for television, currently on the second season of, Ava DuVernay’s anthology series, “Cherish the Day;” previously, DC’s “Krypton.” Lina got her start as a critically acclaimed theatre and voice-over actor.