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Director

Arpita
Mukherjee

Arpita Mukherjee (she/her/hers) is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Congressional Award–winning Hypokrit Theatre Company and the Festival Chair for Tamasha for South Asian performing artists. Upcoming: American Hunger by Nikhil Mahapatra (Dramatists Guild Foundation), Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea by Julia Izumi (Iowa State University). Her recent directing credits include Jump by Charly Evon Simpson (APAC), House of Joy by Madhuri Shekar (San Diego Rep), Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka (Iowa State University), One Way by Ben Bonnema and Christopher Staskel (NAMT), Maya by Cheeyang Ng and Eric Sorrels (Live & In Color), Strange Men by Will Snider (PlayPenn 2019), Citizen Scientist by CQ (Barrington Stage Company Playworks Weekend), Vietgone by Qui Nguyen (reading, The Song Collective), Sense and the City by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin (4 Flights Up Festival), Reclaiming Our Time: A Concert (MTF at Joe’s Pub), Eh Dah? Questions For My Father by Aya Aziz (Next Door at NYTW), and Elements of Change by Divya Mangwani (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, UNICEF). Arpita has developed work at WP Theater, the Public Theater, The New Group and Ma-Yi Theatre amongst others. She is a 2020-2021 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellow, 2019 SDC Denham Fellow, a 2018-2020 Womens Project Lab Member and a 2018 Eugene O’Neill National Directing Fellow. She is an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Arpita was selected as a 2019 Mabou Mines Resident Artist, a 2019-2020 LMCC Governors Island Artist-in-Residence, and the 2019 Iowa State University Artist-in-Residence. Arpita is currently the book writer for Monsoon Wedding musical and is developing several film and TV projects in India and USA.