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Dipika Guha




VENTUROUS AWARD from the Lark Play Development Centre and the Venturous Theatre Fund

I’m proud to receive this honour with the brilliant Sam Chanse for her play TRIGGER and the incredible Dave Harris for his play INCENDIARY. Read more about the prize and the plays here:


And visit the Lark’s website here:


Here are our faces together!

So stoked to join Jordan Cahan and David Caspe’s writing team on BLACK MONDAY @ Showtime. If you haven’t seen the first season yet, you absolutely should.

Am extremely proud to begin my seven year residency at NEW DRAMATISTS this year. My induction is in September along with an amazing class – Madhuri Shekar, Will Arbery, Kevin Artigue, Gracie Gardner, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton and Ariel Stess. Congratulations to everyone as we begin this adventure together.


I’m so very excited to begin my time in the writers room for RAINY DAY PEOPLE @ AMC with Chris Cantwell & Chris Rogers, showrunners of the very excellent HALT and CATCH FIRE.

Read more here: https://deadline.com/2018/11/amc-opens-writers-rooms-rainy-day-people-kevin-can-f-himself-halt-and-catch-fire-team-rashida-jones-will-mccormack-1202494670/


Just closed my time in the room for SNEAKY PETE streaming on Amazon


While my adventures writing for Sneaky Pete continue, I’m thrilled to be joining the Geffen Theatre’s inaugural writer’s group. I’m a huge fan of writers groups and the alchemy that happens when writers sit down together and share the earliest writing impulses that eventually turn into real things like plays.

Read more about the group here: http://www.playbill.com/article/geffen-playhouse-names-six-playwrights-for-inaugural-writers-room-cycle

So looking forward to hanging out with Angelica Chéri, Chelsea Marcantel, Brian Otaño, Liza Powel O’Brien and Matt Schatz!

THE ART of GAMAN premieres @ Theatre 503 in London 

Directed by Ailin Conant, produced by Theatre 503 and Helen Milne Productions

October 3rd – October 27th

Read more about the world premiere of this play here! https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/Theatre503-And-Helen-Milne-Productions-Present-The-World-Premiere-Of-THE-ART-OF-GAMAN-20180829 

And come see it if you’re in London:  https://theatre503.com/whats-on/the-art-of-gaman/ 


YOGA PLAY has Spring ’19 productions @ Moxie Theatre in San Diego

Read more here: http://www.moxietheatre.com/announcing-moxies-2018-2019-season-14/ 

@ SF Playhouse in San Francisco, dir. Bill English

Read more here: https://www.sfplayhouse.org/sfph/2018-2019-season/yoga-play/

And its Canadian premiere at Gateway Theatre, dir. Jovanni Sy

Read more here: http://www.gatewaytheatre.com/yoga-play

UNRELIABLE premieres @ Kansas City Rep in the Spring ’19, dir. Marissa Wolf

Read more here: http://kcrep.org/show/unreliable

Recently Concluded

HODDER FELLOWSHIP @ The Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University concludes 

Fall 2017-Summer 2018 


UNRELIABLE @ Kansas City Rep 

Workshop February 2018 dir. Desdemona Chiang

Writing in mini room for PARADISE LOST on AMC 

YOU ACROSS FROM ME, Humana Festival of New American Plays with Jaclyn Backhaus, Brian Otano and Jason Gray Platt

Directed by Jessica Fisch

March 23 – April 8, 2018


ASK ME ANYTHING, commission for THE WORDS ARE COMING NOW @ Theatre 503, London 

More information: https://theatre503.com/whats-on/the-words-are-coming-now/ 

Writing for AMERICAN GODS on Starz




AZAAN premieres at Oregon Symphony, music by Chris Rogerson as part of SOUNDS of HOME

Directed by Elena Araoz

November 4-6, 2017

Read more:http://www.orsymphony.org/concerts/1718/sounds-of-home.aspx

SCENES FROM MY TERRIFIC DEATH @ Theatre First, Berkeley is part of a theatre experiment featuring some incredible bay area theatre artists and directed by Susannah Martin

Opening December 3, 2017


Workshop @ Actors Theatre of Louisville, directed by Jessica Fisch

July 2017


MALICIOUS ANIMAL MAGNETISM with Jeremy Cohen @ The Playwrights Center, Core Writer Workshop

July 2017


YOGA PLAY and UNRELIABLE in the 2017 KILROYS LIST of most recommended plays written by women and trans writers of colour. Thank you KILROYS and nominators from across the United States who took the time to read and think about these plays.

THE LIST: http://thekilroys.org/list-2017/


Playwrights Center, Core Writers Group 2017-2020, Minneapolis

With Allison Gregory, Carson Kreitzer, Kim Euell, Andrea Stolowitz, CA Johnson & Stefanie Zadravec



Azaan: a new play commission from Oregon Symphony

New music by Chris Rogerson. Read more about Chris @ http://chrisrogerson.com/ 




THE ART of GAMAN (KILROY LIST 2016) @ Theatre 503, London 

Relentless Award Play Reading Series, June 2017, directed by Ailin Conant



ELIZABETH workshop/retreat @ MCCARTER THEATRE’S Sallie B. Goodman Residency, Princeton 

June 12th-21st 

ELIZABETH is a commission from McCarter Theatre’s Princeton and Slavery Project

Dir. Carl Cofield




IN BRAUNAU workshop @ Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, NYC

IN BRAUNAU is a commission from Playwrights Horizons Theatre School

Dir. Anne Tippe, May 23-26th




New Strands Festival 2017, Public Reading May 21st 

MALICIOUS ANIMAL MAGNETISM is a ACT/Z Space commission co-written with Jeremy Cohen, directed by Jeremy Cohen

To reserve tix: http://www.act-sf.org/home/box_office/1617_season/new_strands_2017.html



YOGA PLAY @ South Coast Repertory Theatre, Orange County

Pacific Playwrights Festival 2017, 

April 19th-30th, 2017

YOGA PLAY was a Crossroads Commission for South Coast Repertory Theatre

Directed by Crispin Whittel, dramaturg John Glore

IN BRAUNAU workshop @ SF Playhouse, San Francisco  

Feb 20th at 7pm

Dir. Susannah Martin








Summer, 2016

June 22nd – July 16th THE RULES @ San Francisco Playhouse

Directed by Susannah Martin with Sarah Moser, Amy Lizardo, Karen Offerins and Johnny Moreno.

Click here for tickets.

June 4th – 14th YOGA PLAY @ McCarter Theatre’s Sallie B Goodman Residency, McCarter Theatre Princeton New Jersey  
 June 16th – 19th

I ENTER the VALLEY @ Southern Rep

New Play Bacchanal, New Orleans

June 25th – July 3rd

THE ART of GAMAN @ Berkeley Rep Ground Floor Residency, Berkeley California directed by Lauren Keating

Learn more about Ground Floor here.

 July 4th – August 14th

Research Travel in Palestine and Lebanon with Schell Center for International Human Rights

August 15th – 21st

I ENTER the VALLEY @ Theatreworks New Play Festival

Learn more about the New Play Festival here.

 August 22nd – 30th One Coast Collaboration, Seattle  
Sept 8th – 15th MECHANICS of LOVE with Two By For Productions, New York directed by Elena Araoz
 September dates TBD

Untitled Project, workshop with

Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, New York

 November Hermitage Artists Residency, Sarasota Florida
 December IN BRAUNAU,  Magic Theatre, dir. Susannah Martin, San Francisco  
Publications: Included in THE KILROYS LIST: 99 Monologues Book and TCG’s Audience Revolution; Dispatches from the Field



 Winter, 2016

 February 22nd-March 12th 2016

World Premiere of MECHANICS of LOVE at Crowded Fire Theatre, San Francisco directed by  Jessa Brie Moreno

 Feb 1st 2016 LIFTED, New Georges Reading @ 6pm in The Room, 520 8th AvenueAnd two wildly different works in process….One a new play about yoga and the business of inner peace, my commission for South Coast RepAnd the second about the relationship between narrative and creating justice as part of my collaboration with Yale Law School




….is hurtling to a close. I had a few wonderful months working on the epic HERCULINE and LOLA with the brave students at USC in the brilliant directing hands of Steve Pearson. I worked through the next draft of THE ART of GAMAN at a week long workshop at the Lark Play Development Center with the stellar Lauren Keating. And finally was in two processes with LIFTED at the Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco with Amy Mueller and at New Georges in New York with Sarah Krohn. Somewhere in there I wrote a play in five hours for the 24 Hour Play Festival on Broadway directed by the wonderful Eduardo Ponti starring Phylicia Rashad.

 October 6th-11th  BLOWN YOUTH, Illinois Wesleyan University dir. Nancy Loitz
 October 19th-27th THE ART of GAMAN at the Lark Play Development Center, dir. Lauren Keating
November 2nd-15th SONG FOR THE SLEEPERS, a short play for the Climate Change Initiative at Arts Center-Melbourne, Boston Court Theatre-LA, Nuoyrican Poetry Café-NYC directed by Emilie Beck and Emily Mendolsohn and other theatres around the world
 November 9th and 10th  MECHANICS of LOVE: Reading at Shotgun Players Berkeley directed by Beth Wilmurt
 November 15th-18th  HERCULINE and LOLA, production Center for Performance Experiment, USC, directed by Steve Pearson
 November 16th  24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY, dir. Eduardo Ponti with Lucy Thurber, David Lindsay Abaire, David Cross, Rachel Axler and Jonathan Marc Sherman
 November 17th/18th LIFTED: Reading at Stanford & Custom Made Theatre,  San Francisco, directed by Amy Mueller
 November 19th-21st

BLOWN YOUTH, Cornish College of the Arts, dir. Caitlin Sullivan

 December 2nd SONG FOR THE SLEEPERS, Leviathan Lab evening of short plays, dir. Elena Araoz
 December 5th and 6th  RICHARD BRAUTIGANS GUN, Flash Plays Festival, Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco
 December 12th  UNRELIABLE, Rattlestick F**king Good Plays Festival, dir. Tea Alagic
 December 14th  LIFTED workshop at New Georges, dir. Sarah Krohn
 December 21st  I ENTER the VALLEY reading at the Atlantic Theatre Company, dir. Cat Miller
 January 24th-29th  LIFTED workshop New Georges, dir Sarah Krohn
The dreams sown in spring tipped into a full and productive summer. I wrote GETTING THERE a play for The Satori Group in Seattle during my residency at Hedgebrook, worked on THE ART of GAMAN with Lauren Keating and then at the Lark Play Development Center at New York Stage and Film, redrafted HERCULINE and LOLA with Jesse Jou at Judson Church and I ENTER the VALLEY with Cat Miller at Voyage Theatre Company in New York. I also wrote a new short play called THE VIGIL performed by brilliant Ellen McLoughlin at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico at A Room of Her Own’s retreat. I’m so excited to join the CrossRoads family of artists at South Coast Rep. You can read more about the incredible commissioned artists here.

And to begin an exciting new commission from Oregon Shakespeare Festival working on translating Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor into…English. Yes it’s going to be incredible and I get to continue collaborating with the lovely and brilliant Christine Sumption who is my dramaturg.

 July 13th @ 7.30pm  AN AMERICAN DREAM at Red Bull Theatre, NYC directed by May Adrales
 July 12th @ 4pm  reading of I ENTER the VALLEY directed by Olga Sanchez and produced by Hearth Collective, Portland
 July 15th @ 7.30pm  a staged reading of HERCULINE and LOLA at Judson Church directed by Jesse Jou and produced by Nancy Kim and Jesse Jou
 July 14th-19th Summer Residency with the Lark and NYSAF working on THE ART of GAMAN
 July 27th @4pm  UNRELIABLE, reading at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre
 July 28th @ 8pm

I ENTER the VALLEY, directed by Cat Miller at Voyage Theatre Company, NYC

 August 5th @ 7pm A BRIEF HISTORY of AMERICA directed by Jesse Jou and produced by Chapman Riedel at The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival
 August 9th-15th  Presenting “THE VIGIL” with Ellen McLoughlin at A Room of Her Own Conference, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
 August 19th-August 29th Residency at South Coast Repertory Theatre, Crossroads Commission
 September 25th-28th  BLOWN YOUTH @ Illinois Wesleyan University, dir. Nancy Loitz
 September 28th-October 4th GETTING THERE, workshop with the Satori Group
 October 12th-19th  LIFTED, workshop with New Georges and Sarah Krohn
October 4th-12th  HERCULINE and LOLA @ University of South Carolina, directed by Steve Pearson and performed by Pacific Performance Project
 October 20th THE RULES @ Tongues Reading Series, Cherry Lane Theatre directed by Jesse Jou
The Spring is for Dreaming. As the Inaugural Shakespeare’s Sister Fellow, I am getting to dream up new plays and projects with the support of The Lark, A Room of Her Own and Hedgebrook. These plays range in subject from immaculate conception to Guantanamo Bay. I’m also beginning a commission from the Yale School of Law to write a play on the legal rights of indigenous and first nations tribes. Research will involve travel around the world. I’m very excited to begin…
FEBRUARY 27th @ 3pm  Playwrights Horizons New Play Lab reading of I Enter the Valley directed by Portia Krieger
 MARCH 2nd – 5th  New Georges workshop of Lifted directed by Sarah Krohn
 APRIL 24th @ 7pm  Soho Rep Lab Unreliable reading directed by Andrew Neisler
 APRIL 27th @ 7pm  New 42nd Street Studios Lifted reading with New Professional Theatre dir. Sarah Krohn

MAY 1st – 19th

Women’s Playwriting Festival, Hedgebrook

MAY 5th


Roundabout Underground Reading Mechanics of Love directed by GT Upchurch

 MAY 20th – 27th

Satori Company, Seattle new devised piece

OTHER NEWS: THE RULES had its first small production in New York in February directed by the fantastic Cynthia Silver. BLOWN YOUTH, an all female riff on Hamlet commissioned by Barnard College and New Georges is being published by Playscripts and will receive university productions this fall at Illinois Wesleyan and Cornish Universities. This spring my work was included at reading series’ with the Classical Theatre of Harlem, Poetic Theatre, Western Michigan University where I was the Gwen Frostic Series guest and my short play In the Red, White and Blue will feature in the Boston Theatre Marathon.



I am utterly delighted to be the inaugural recipient of the Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship. The prize, in Ellen McLoughlin’s words, is to facilitate the creation of “an entirely new kind of play than a playwright would ever have been able to write without it.”

The Fellowship partners with three wonderful organizations; A Room of Her Own, the Lark and Hedgebrook to create a structure over a year that will support a new work from gestation through writing.

I am thrilled!

Read all about the Fellowship here.

I’m also so proud to be part of two new wonderful circles of theatre folks!


THE RULES had an outing at the Playwrights Festival at White Heron Theatre Nantucket, directed by Aaron Rossini

And I’m happy to announce my play PASSING was named a finalist for the Leslie Scalapino Award.

I’m halfway through my residency now at the Sitka Island Institute and it’s been a privilege to live, share stories and develop new work here with the writers at the Blue Canoe Writers Group. This is Sitka…

Upcoming An abridged version of MECHANICS of LOVE at the Ma-Yi Lab Fest December 6th at 7pm, Jesse Jou directing.And at the Drama League Directors Fest Dec 11th-14th, Caitlin Sullivan directing.In December I’ll be working with Fault Line Theatre and Aaron Rossini on an as yet untitled new play about love, technology, terrorism and the failure of language. And also thanks to Fault Line, I’ll be working with Lauren Keating and Jane Jung on a new iteration of my play THE ART of GAMAN last seen in the Architecture of Becoming at the Women’s Project Theatre.
Winter, 2014
I ENTER the VALLEY, my tribute to poetry, Pablo Neruda and female creativity is in the top 46 plays in the first ever KILROY LIST (Look at all these amazing plays!)I ENTER the VALLEY was developed thanks to the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Ars Nova Playgroup and Emily Schooltz, the Dramatists Guild Fellows, Diana Son and Andrea Lepscio, Mickey Place and One Coast Collaboration, New Century Theatre Company, Seattle Rep, The Women’s Project theatre, Kate Pines, Julie Crosby, Daniella Topol and Jesse Jou.Big thanks to the incredible LA playwriting posse the KILROYS who make me want to move to LA so I can hang out with them.

 Fall, 2014

The Rasmuson Foundation have given me the incredible opportunity to develop new work at the Sitka Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska! So I’ll be spending the fall working on a new play and musical here.

In Seattle with OCC, Caitlin Sullivan and the Satori group are working on my new play MECHANICS of LOVE, which was originally conceived in Alaska last year while I was teaching at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau at their incredible summer Institute:
Oh! One more! So jazzed to be writing a site specific piece for the New Georges Benefit! I am sad to be away but you should totally go….

 August 21, 2014 THE RULES, my riff on Dangerous Liaisons is part of Resonance Theatre’s Summer Reading Series directed by Michelle TattenbaumOn August 21st at 7:00pm at:The Sargent Theater at American Theatre of Actors314 West 54th StreetTickets are limited so please email:info@ResonanceEnsemble.org
May 21 & 22, 2014 My new play LIFTED directed by Sarah KrohnIllustrated by Jessica TamAt the incomparable New Georges
 February 28 – March 23, 2014 My play THE ART of GAMAN directed by Lauren Keating in “Architecture of Becoming” had its world premiere at the Women’s Project in March, 2014.  
 March, 2014

My play MECHANICS of LOVE was performed at INTAR’s American Nightcap directed by Tyne Rafaeli in March, 2014.

March, 2014

My play BLOWN YOUTH (a New Georges/Barnard commission) directed by Alice Reagan was performed at New Georges March 6th-8th, 2014.