Dipika Guha



Appears on: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

Dipika Guha was born in Calcutta and raised in India, Russia, and the U.K. She is a Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University for 2017–18 and was the inaugural recipient of the Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Award with the Lark Play Development Center, A Room of Her Own, and Hedgebrook. Her plays include Yoga Play (South Coast Repertory Theatre, KILROYS LIST ’17), The Rules (SF Playhouse), The Art of Gaman (Berkeley Rep Ground Floor ’16, KILROYS LIST ’16, Relentless Award Semi-Finalist), I Enter the Valley (Theatreworks New Play Festival, Southern Rep New Play Festival), Mechanics of Love (Crowded Fire Theatre, Two by For, NYC), and Blown Youth (published by Playscripts). Most recently, her work has been developed at Playwrights Horizons, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Roundabout Underground, McCarter Theatre’s Sallie B. Goodman Residency, New Georges, Shotgun Players, the Sam French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, Southern Rep, 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, and the Magic Theatre, among others. Dipika has been the recipient of several residencies and fellowships, including the Djerassi Residency Program, the Hermitage Retreat, Ucross, SPACE at Ryder Farm, and the Dramatists Guild. 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. She was recently a visiting artist at the Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School, is a resident playwright at the Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco, and a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama under Paula Vogel.

Her current commissions include the Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloan, South Coast Rep, Theatre First Berkeley, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, ACT and Z Space, Barrington Stage Company, Oregon Symphony, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, and McCarter Theatre’s Princeton and Slavery Project. She is also developing a piece about Francesca Woodman with Rachel Dickstein and Ripetime.

Dipika is currently writing for American Gods, the series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel for Starz.