Vasanti Saxena is a Los Angeles-based writer whose work explores the fissures of family and relationships, memory, and historical legacy. Her plays have been produced and/or developed at Boston Court, Chalk Rep, Chicago Dramatists, Company of Angels, East West Players, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lower Depth Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, The Road Theatre, Silk Road Rising, and more. Plays include Here Is Where, Footsteps, Sun Sisters (East West Players Pacific Century Playwriting Competition winner, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and Princess Grace Award semi-finalist), Closing Time, and Weekend Getaway, among others. Sun Sisters is published in Contemporary Plays by Women of Color (edited by Roberta Uno, Routledge, 2017). Fellowships and commissions include the Outfest Screenwriting Lab, Lower Depth Theatre’s “Cycle of Poverty” commission, NYTW Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship, and an EST/Sloan commission.