Nilaja Sun is the solo performer and writer 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… and its subsequent national tour, Nilaja garnered 17 awards including: an Obie Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards including the John Gassner playwriting award for Outstanding New American Play, a Theatre World Award, the Helen Hayes Award, and an LA Ovation Award and was named the Best One-Person Show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Nilaja’s New York credits include No Child…, Einstein’s Gift, Pieces of the Throne, Time and the Conways (each with Epic Theatre Ensemble), Huck and Holden (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Cook (Intar), and The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! (Summer Play Festival). She has also been seen on "Louie," "30 Rock," "Law and Order: SVU," as Detective Gloria Hubbard in the film "The International,” and on AMC’s “Rubicon”. 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.