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A Modern Verse Translation of Shakespeare

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Playwright and Dramaturg

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    Dipika Guha was born in India and raised in tea drinking countries around the world. Her plays include Yoga Play (South Coast Rep, Gateway, Moxie Theatre & SF Playhouse), The Art of Gaman (Theatre 503 London, Relentless Award semifinalist) and Unreliable (Kansas City Rep). Recent works includes Azaan, a play for for Oregon Symphony Orchestra, In Braunau for Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and contributions to You Across From Me (Humana, Actors Theatre of Louisville). Dipika’s commissions include South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club and Barrington Stage. She is a proud alumnus of Ars Nova Playgroup, Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, the Women’s Project Lab, Dramatists Guild Fellows Program, the Ma Yi Writers Lab and currently the Geffen Playwrights Lab. She was a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, a recipient of the Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship and is a current Venturous Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center. Dipika read English at University College London, won a Frank Knox Fellowship from Harvard University and has an M.F.A in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama under Paula Vogel. Most recently she wrote forSneaky Pete at Amazon and Rainy Day People at AMC.

    Dipika Guha

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    Christine Sumption has served as a dramaturg for Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival (20+ years), Sundance Theatre Lab, the New Harmony Project, Goodman Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Seattle Children’s Theatre, and has worked with numerous playwrights including Tanya Barfield, Dipika Guha, Kathleen Tolan, and Cheryl L. West. Her directing credits include productions at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Tacoma Actors Guild, and DARTS/Company Subaru in Tokyo, where she served as Resident Director for three years. She was on the artistic staff of Seattle Repertory Theatre for nine seasons, where she served as dramaturg/literary manager, edited publications, and produced the annual Women Playwrights Festival in partnership with Hedgebrook, a Whidbey Island writers retreat. She teaches at Cornish College of the Arts. Hedgebrook Plays, Volume 1, which she co-edited with Liz Engelman, was published by Whit Press in November, 2012.

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Production History

  • 2019

    Jun. 3 2019

    • Play On! Festival NYC

      Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by Margot Bordelon with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.

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      Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

  • Mar. 9 2019

    • Translation Workshop

      Development workshop with full cast in LA.