Dipika Guha
Affiliated Writer
Berkeley, CA
Biography

Dipika Guha writes plays that are funny, lyrical, and formally ambitious. Her plays include Yoga Play, The Art of Gaman, Mechanics of Love, I Enter the Valley, and Blown Youth. She is currently translating Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor for OSF’s Play On project and is writing plays for Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloan, Barrington Stage, McCarter Theatre Center’s Princeton and Slavery Project, Oregon Symphony, ACT & Z Space, and Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. She was the inaugural recipient of the Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship from the Lark, AROHO and Hedgebrook and is a Hodder Fellow at Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts for 2017-2018. Dipika received her MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama under Paula Vogel. www.dipikaguha.com

Successes

Getting There

Playing Jan 14 - Feb 20, 2022

By Dipika Guha

World Premiere Commission

Kai and Julie came to Paris to see the sights, enjoy the food, and maybe learn something about themselves. After a falling out sends them on separate paths, Kai is pulled into an affair with a sophisticated older married couple, while Julie encounters an enigmatic woman deep in a war against herself. Twenty-four hours later, none of these five women are the same. Full of surprises and serendipity, Getting There is an intergenerational meditation on love, aging and solitude

“NCTC gave me the liberty to write the play I was called to write” - Dipika Guha

 

Yoga Play is selected to be a part of Geva Theatre Center's 10-Show Season for 2020-2021. Pirronne Yousefzadeh will direct.