Lina Patel is writer whose work explores colonialism, family, and the environment. Her near-future play, The Ragged Claws, about what happens when the adopted Indian son of a power couple questions his mother's politics, was nominated for Cherry Lane Theater’s Mentor Project. She was awarded an NEA Art Works grant for her play, The Half-Breed Spy, or How I Learned to Love Imperialists. Selected commissions/residences include, Yale Rep, New Harmony Project, the Japanese American National Museum, the Sewanee Writer’s Conference as a Walter E. Dakin Fellow. Lina’s work has been developed/presented at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, CTG, The New Group, The Lark, Chalk Repertory, Circle X, East West Players. Lina also writes for television, currently on “Krypton” for SyFy. She is a member of Chalk Repertory’s Writer’s Group and a proud alumna of CTG and Warner Brothers Writer’s Workshops. Lina is also a critically acclaimed theater actor and voice-over artist.