Santa Monica, CA
Sujata G. Bhatt is a playwright and fiction writer whose dramatic works include _Queen of the Remote Control_, American Exports, The Aunties, and Driveway Bhatt has also written _Out of the Eye_, a book of short stories, and has collaborated on a book of poetry with librettist Leslie Dunton Downer. She is the recipient of a 2001 Asian American Writer’s Workshop/UCLA Scholarship and was a Junior Fellow with the Society of Fellows at Harvard University from 1992–95. Bhatt received a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has presented scholarly work extensively at several university conferences.
Invisible Hand is a dramatic illustration of human interaction in the diverse urban landscape of Los Angeles. The five short pieces that comprise Invisible Hand are autonomous – each can be performed separately in theatrical and site-specific settings. Ranging from absurd comedy to naturalistic drama, these pieces include: The Nannies, the story of three Latinas who put themselves up for auction on the website eBay in order to survive; and The Golfers, in which corporate ex-skateboarders face a life-or-death decision brought on by a change in the IRS tax code. These works are drawn together into evening-length format through original music, dance interludes, and large-scale performance tableaux created in collaboration with a composer and choreographer.