Princess Grace Award:
Theater Fellowship, 2003
Nilaja Sun is the solo writer and performer of the Off-Broadway smash No Child..., which concluded its run at the Barrow Street Theatre in June 2007. For her creation and performance of No Child..., Nilaja garnered a Lucille Lortel Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Theatre World Award, an Obie Award, the John Gassner Playwrighting Award, and was named the Best One-Person Show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Nilaja will be bringing No Child…to several regional theatres during the 2007-2008 season, including the Lookingglass Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Center Theatre Goup, and Berkeley Rep. In her long-term relationship with Epic Theatre Center, Nilaja has appeared in No Child..., Einstein’s Gift, Pieces of the Throne, Time and the Conways; she was also named the first Artistic Associate of Epic Theatre. Other New York credits include Huck and Holden (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Cook (Intar), The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! (Summer Play Festival), “Law and Order: SVU.” As a solo performer, Nilaja's projects include critically acclaimed Blues for a Gray Sun (INTAR), La Nubia Latina, Black and Blue, Insufficient Fare, Due to the Tragic Events of… and Mixtures. A native of the Lower East Side, she is a Princess Grace Award winner and has worked as a teaching artist in NYC for eight years.