Dipika Guha – Biography

Dipika Guha



Biography


DIPIKA GUHA was born in Calcutta and raised in the United Kingdom, Russia and India. Her plays include Yoga Play (South Coast Rep,  Gateway Theatre Vancouver, Moxie Theatre & SF Playhouse), The Art of Gaman (Theatre 503 London, The Kilroys List, Relentless Award semifinalist), Unreliable (Kansas City Rep) and contributions to You Across From Me (Humana, Actors Theatre of Louisville). Recent works includes Azaan, a play written for an orchestra commissioned by Oregon Symphony, Elizabeth for the McCarter Theatre’s Princeton and Slavery Project & In Braunau, for Playwrights Horizons Theatre School (SF Playhouse workshop production).

Dipika has developed work across in theatres across the United States and has been the recipient of several residencies and fellowships including the Venturous Fellowship, the Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, the Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship, the Djerassi Residency Program, the Hermitage Retreat, Ucross, the Sallie B. Goodman Retreat at the McCarter Theatre, SPACE at Ryder Farm and a Dramatists Guild Fellowship. She is an alumnus of Ars Nova Playgroup, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, the Women’s Project Lab and the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. Dipika was  a visiting artist at the Schell Center for International Human Rights where she developed work with students at the intersection of art and human rights law. She has also worked intensively on a project on gender bias for former Associate Director of Science at the White House under Barack Obama, Jo Handelsman.

For television, Dipika has written for American Gods at Starz for Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, for projects in development at AMC including Rainy Day People for Chris Cantwell & Chris Rogers and on Sneaky Pete at Amazon for Blake Masters. She’s currently writing on Black Monday at Showtime for David Caspe and Jordan Cahan.

Dipika holds a BA in English Literature from University College London, a Frank Knox Fellowship from Harvard University and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama where she studied under Paula Vogel. She  is a resident playwright at the Playwrights Foundation, a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, part of the inaugural writers group at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and will be in the incoming class at New Dramatists this year. She is under commission from Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloan, South Coast Rep & Barrington Stage.

She is not on social media but does like people #email me.

Dipika Guha