Guards at the Taj

Guards at the Taj

Oct 20, 2022 to Nov 20, 2022
by Rajiv Joseph
2015 Obie Award Winner - Best New American Play | 2016 Lucille Lortel Award Winner - Best Play

“A piercing examination of the nature of beauty, its relationship to power, and its unspeakable costs” - Chicago Reader

India, 1648. Two hapless and lowly Imperial Guards watch from their posts as the sun rises for the first time over the newly-completed Taj Mahal. But the morning light brings with it an unthinkable task that will shake the foundations of everything they know to be true. In this deeply moving story, two friends behold the most sublime of wonders and discover the perils of bearing witness to perfection.

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Shyama Nithiananda

Shyama was a 2021 recipient of the Garland Wright Award for Directing at SMU where she received her BFA in Theatre Studies with emphases in directing, acting, and playwriting as well as a minor in Religious Studies.

Ryan Simón

Ryan is a Sound Designer, Composer, and Playwright from Fort Worth, Texas. He is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University where he earned his BFA in Musical Theatre.


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