As an inaugural member of the Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group, it was there that Alaudin Ullah began developing his solo show Dishwasher Dreams, which will have it's world premiere production this fall Off-Broadway at Castillo Theater in New York. His plays have been in festivals and workshops such as: New York Theater Workshop, The Culture Project, Classical Theater of Harlem, New York Stage and Film, Chicago‚Äôs Victory Gardens and  Silk Road in Chicago. He was recipient of the Paul Robeson grant, the LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) playwrighting grant, and the IAAC (Indo-American Arts Council) Playwright in Resident at the Lark Play Development Center.   

A recent book based on Alaudin's journey to research his father for the solo play was made into a critically acclaimed book called Bengali Harlem written by Vivek Bald and published by Harvard Press. Click here to listen to the recent interview on NPR that highlights that journey.

A documentary film about that journey is set to be released next year. As a comedian pioneering the way for South Asians the past two decades, Alaudin has performed all over the world as a stand-up comedian. He was one of the very first South Asians to appear as a stand up comedian on national television (Comedy Central, BET, MTV, PBS, etc).

His voice was  featured as the character of Hanuman in the critically acclaimed animated film, Sita Sings the Blues, which won major awards at film festivals all over the world, including Tribeca, Berlin, & Toronto.

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