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By Abhi Shrestha

Abhi Shrestha
Commissioned by the Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with
The Poetry Foundation, in relation to their production of English, for their 23/24 Season
May 2024

ABOUT Play on words: Poetry


This smash Off-Broadway hit and Obie Award-winning “rich new play, contemplative and comic” (New York Times‘ Critics’ Pick) makes its Chicago premiere.



Abhi Shrestha is a Chicago-based arts educator, poet and dramaturg originally from Kathmandu, Nepal. They are the Director of Education and Engagement at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Resident Dramaturg and Community Organizer for the Chicago Inclusion Project and a proud board member of the Illinois Caucus of Adolescent Health. In over seven years cultivating a theatrical and administrative practice that champions youth agency and empowerment, Shrestha believes deeply in the liberatory power of arts education and views theater as a civic engagement modality.