THE HINDU. 09/02/2019
"The play leaves yourself asking some difficult questions."
LOCAL THEATRE NY. 09/17/2016 [READ REVIEW]
"Rao’s work is important and it is unique in that it takes a major American event and turns it on it’s head, giving us a fresh perspective never before seen on a New York stage. Click to read.
THE TIMES OF INDIA. 09/02/2019
"Despite being dialog heavy, the play holds the attention of the audience."
THEATRE REVIEWS LIMITED. 09/17/2016 [READ REVIEW]
"a complex play that demands the audience make choices and carefully examine preconceived notions. Playwright Anand Rao has created multilayered believable characters whose authentic and engaging conflicts drive an interesting and thought-provoking plot." Click to read.
THE TIMES OF INDIA. 05/08/2016
"Islamophobia is more American than Indian..."
Playwright Anand Rao speaks with Chidanand Rajghatta, the US Correspondent of the world's largest circulated English News Daily.
DECCAN HERALD. 09/02/2019
A Muslim in the Midst, all set for City debut
What One Actress is Learning Doing a Play About Islamophobia
Nikita Tewani talks about her role in A Muslim in the MIdst.
BROWNGIRL MAGAZINE. 12/2018 [READ REVIEW]
...the Ripple Effects of Islamaphobia and Terrorism Post 9/11
"A Muslim in the Midst evoked emotions, taught lessons and deconstructed notions." Click to read article.
THE REDHOOK STAR REVUE. 10/2018
Brave New World Repertory Theatre Presents A Muslim in the Midst. Click to read article.
SOUTH ASIA at YALE. 11/2017 [READ REVIEW]
A Muslim in the Midst addresses Islamophobia
THEATRE REVIEWS LIMITED. 08/29/2016
Preview: “A Muslim in the Midst” Sheds Light on Islamophobia
At the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan, on the day after the 9/11 anniversary, a new play by Anand Rao will have its much-awaited debut. Click to read article.
HUFFINGTON POST. 04/21/2016
Muslim Debate Makes a Theatrical Debut
Politics, world events, and even religious bigotry, are subjects that have indeed made it to the stage before; but Islamophobia has never been presented from this angle. Click to read article.
HUDSON REPORTER - BAYONNE MAGAZINE. 02/2017 [READ REVIEW]
A Test of Faith
"...a provocative, challenging, and in the end authentic theatrical study of one of the most significant social conflicts of our time."
HUFFINGTON POST. 10/11/2016
Thespis Theater Festival Announces Summer Finalist for 2016 Awards
A Muslim in the Midst by Anand Rao, is among this year's nominees for the Best Play award. Click to read article.
BROADWAY WORLD. 08/16/2016
A Muslim in the Midst to tackle islamophobia at Thespis Theater Festival
...opening an ideological dialogue that is both revealing and frightening, and surprisingly universal in nature.. Click to read article.