Hammaad Chaudry is a U.S. and U.K. based playwright and screenwriter. His plays include “An Ordinary Muslim,“ which received its World Premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop, where he was the Tow Foundation Playwright in Residence. The play was the recipient of The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and a Laurens/Hatcher Theater Grant, it was selected as New York Magazine Critic’s Pick and extended at the box office. His play “Security“ received its online world premiere at the Kane Repertory Theatre, garnering five-star reviews from Chicago papers. Further plays include “God Willing,” “Tokens,” “Kismat,” “Salaam Mr. Bush” and “Bobby and Rabia.” His work has been staged/developed at theatres including The Public Theater, The Pershing Square Signature Center, The Flea Theatre, The Kiln Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre in London and The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Scotland. For screen he has worked with ITV, TigerAspect Productions, Film4 Productions and MBC Studios.
He was a Van Lier Fellow at New Dramatists, is an alumni of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group and remains a Usual Suspect at the New York Theatre Workshop. He is also a graduate of The Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme, where the theatre selected his work for the Young Writers Festival and Unheard Voices competition. Currently he is on attachment to the Royal Lyceum Theatre as part of the L20. He is also a recipient of the New Playwrights Award from Playwrights’ Studio Scotland. Residencies and workshops include: Cove Park Residency, Vineyard Arts Project Public Theater, Composer Librettist Studio (Nautilus Musical Theater).
He holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University, where he completed his studies on scholarship, and a B.A. in International Politics and History from The University of Surrey in England.