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Find Lily on New Play Exchange

A Full Length Play

While preparing dinner, three generations of Indian women clash and comfort one another. Willow, a young academic, is eager to learn all that her Nani can teach her. Aditi, a divorced mom, finds herself stuck between an overbearing mother and a critical daughter. Nani, the family's matriarch, must face Jersey City once again after having moved back to India. What will happen when loss, love, and longing are shared across the dinner table?

"Beautifully Delineated Characters"
- F. Kathleen Foley for StageRaw

"A thoughtful and compelling study of cultural conflict."
- Elaine Mura for Splash Magazine

A Solo Show

The Fairy Who Cried Gems is an often fantastical, sometimes verbatim, and always honest solo show by Lily Abha Cratsley. In this exploration of Indian-American girlhood, audiences are transported through a collection of folktales to discover how Desi joy can be built out of legacies of trauma.

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