Draw the Circle

Directed by Chay Yew

Redefining the limits of unconditional love

The funny, deeply moving story of a bewildered immigrant Muslim family coming to terms with a child who defies their expectations of what it means to have a daughter when that child transitions from one gender to another.


This very human and personal performance confronts issues faced by transitioning persons and their loved ones. It will be best appreciated by patrons ages 16 and older.

Developing Draw the Circle at the Brooklyn BEAT Festival (Starting at 2:53)

“effortless blend of comedy and intense intimacy”

Brooklyn’s BEAT Festival


Mashuq Mushtaq Deen’s Draw the Circle Is Truly a Tour de Force at PlayMakers Rep
By Martha Keravuori and Chuck Galle
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
August 25, 2016

Master Storyteller Opens PlayMakers’ Season: Stunning One-Man Show
By Alan R. Hall
Classical Voice of North Carolina
August 24, 2016


Mashuq Mustaq Deen’s Solo, Draw the Circle, Chronicles His Female-to-Male Transition
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
August 24, 2016


“We Drew A Circle And Took Him In”: PlayMakers Opens 2016/17 Season
Interview by Aaron Keck
August 23, 2016

Draw the Circle
By Byron Woods
August 17, 2016