FIRST ONE IN is set to release on major VOD/Digital platforms including Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020!
After accidentally killing an endangered animal on a popular reality TV show, Madi Cooke (Kat Foster) is labeled an eco-terrorist, is fired from her job, and believes she now is the most hated woman in America. She changes her look and last name to interview with Bobbi (Georgia King), who heads Mason Agents — the #1 real estate firm in Connecticut. But in an effort to maintain championship status in a local, annual tournament, Bobbi only hires women who play tennis.
Madi joins a clinic at Acme Indoor Tennis to practice the game she hasn’t played seriously since high school, nearly 20 years ago. That’s where she meets Tennis Pro Fernando (Josh Segarra), Jane (Catherine Curtin), Ceecee (Emy Coligado), Preeti (Aneesh Sheth) and Valentina (Karina Arroyave), and renews her strained friendship with her best friend and former high school tennis partner, Ollie (Alana O’Brien).
In a twist of events, Madi and her underdogs take on Bobbi’s Mason Agents at their Elite tennis club, where Madi will find her grit or lose everything.
Watch the trailer here or down below!
Recipient of the
2020 HRC Visibility Award
of Greater Cincinnati
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) --- the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization — honored singer, actress, producer, director, writer and activist Aneesh Sheth with the HRC Visibility Award at the 2020 HRC Greater Cincinnati Dinner on January 25, 2020 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Watch my speech here or below!
Days of Re-Creation is a virtual play written entirely by writers of color. This play was commissioned by Live & In Color and is being offered for production with no licensing or royalty fees.
We are living in a time of incredible upheaval. Our daily lives are unrecognizable from a year ago. As a country we are undergoing a deep reexamination of the institutions that surround us. Each day it feels like we are recreating ourselves as individuals and rebuilding in new and better ways what has been corroded or purposefully torn down. 2020 will be seen as a pivotal year in the history of mankind. While it is a year full of fear, exhaustion, conflict, and death, it also has the potential to be a year of revolution, rebirth, and re-creation.
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Recent and Upcoming Appearances
Days of Re-Creation
September 10, 2020
Facebook Live and YouTube
of The Strong Friend, & Company
by Masi Asare
First One In
September 8, 2020
VoD: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes
Pandemic Home Companion
September 5, 2020
June 29, 2020
Pride Plays: Masculinity Max
June 27, 2020
Hosted and streaming on Playbill
Twisted Times Podcast
June 17, 2020
Streaming on Spotify, Anchor, and Apple Podcasts
Much Ado About Nothing
A Virtual Reading
May 29, 2020
Foolish Voices: Aneesh Sheth
May 7, 2020
Foolish Voices Podcast - Company of Fools
with Artistic Director Scott Palmer
Famous Cast Words
February 26, 2020
ALL ARTS Broadcast, Facebook, App
Marvel's Jessica Jones
STREAMING NOW ON NETFLIX
Insomnia the show
Season 1, Episode 3
August 31, 2020
New Plays by BD Wong, Lauren Yee, More Among Virtual Series Days of Re-Creation - BroadwayWorld.com
August 19, 2020
Tennis Comedy FIRST ONE IN Available on Amazon Prime Video September 8 - BroadwayWorld.com
August 19, 2020
First One In: Comic Look at Tennis Wars- TennisNow.com
August 19, 2020
Exclusive: New trailer and poster for tennis comedy FIRST ONE IN!- Moviehole.net
August 12, 2020
FIRST ONE IN set to release VoD September 8: Film Briefs - Deadline.com
May 31, 2020
Kuhoo Verma, Aneesh Sheth, Gopal Divan and More Set for All South-Asian MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Virtual Reading - BroadwayWorld.Com
March 7, 2020
Making India Proud: People of Indian origin who made global headlines recently - The Week: India
February 26, 2020
Exclusive Clip: Jessica Jones' Aneesh Sheth on Famous Cast Words - ComicBook
November 16, 2019
Feminine Mystique: Trans actor Aneesh Sheth on acting in Jessica Jones, and her crisis of identity - The Week: India
September 16, 2019
Towards A Framework for Responsible Trans Casting Part 2; The Performers - NewMusic USA
September 12, 2019
The Public Announces Fall Public Forum and Public Shakespeare Initiative Line Up - BroadwayWorld.com
August 30, 2019
Identity is Multifaceted: An Interview with Actress Aneesh Sheth - Brown Girl Magazine
August 3, 2019
Jessica Jones Actress: Transgender people deserve more than 'sensationalism' - Pink News
July 17, 2019
Identity is Multifaceted: An Interview with Actress Aneesh Sheth - Gay League
July 11, 2019
Trans Actress cast in final season of Netflix's 'Jessica Jones' - India Abroad
June 26, 2019
Marvel's First Trans Character played by Indian-American, Aneesh Sheth - Inuth
June 25, 2019
Fans are loving the trans character on 'Jessica Jones' - SBS
The MCU Now Has a Trans Character Thanks to Jessica Jones - Pride
June 14, 2019
Jessica Jones' New Assistant Is a Cool Step Forward for MARVEL's LGBTQ Representation - Gizmodo
Creating the Looks and the World of 'MARVEL'S Jessica Jones' Season 3 - MARVEL
Gillian on Jessica Jones: Everything You Need to Know About Jessica's New Assistant - Decider
Who Plays Gillian on Jessica Jones? Aneesh Sheth Keeps the Superhero Organized - Bustle
Meet Jessica Jones' New Assistant - You're Going to Like Her - Refinery29
Aneesh Sheth, star of MARVEL's Jessica Jones: 'It's not all about the trans narrative" - iNews UK
June 11, 2019
Meet Two New Characters Coming to 'Marvel's Jessica Jones' Season 3 - MARVEL