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Arpita Mukherjee

Arpita Mukherjee is the Artistic Director of Congressional Award winning Hypokrit Theatre Company.

Upcoming: Art of Gaman (reading) by Dipika Guha at the Public Theater, Raisins, Not Virgins (reading) by Sharbari Zohra Ahmed at Players Theater, Eh Dah? Questions for My Father by Aya Aziz at Next Door Series at New York Theatre Workshop; Still Life (reading) by Emily Mann at WP Theater; Monsoon Wedding the Musical (workshop as book writer)

Recent: Elements of Change with UNICEF, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Greenpoint Innovations (Director), Eh Dah: Questions for My Father (a reading) by Aya Aziz at All For One Theatre (Director), The Djinn by Divya Mangwani at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Director), Monsoon Wedding the Musical at Berkeley Rep (Original Dramaturg, Associate Director), Queen – A Reading – Ma-Yi Theater Company (Director), Appeasing Radhika - Baruch College (Director), An Evening of Indian Classics at Theater for the New City (Director), Eh Dah? Questions for My Father – winner of Best Book at NYMF (Creative Producer), How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor at PCTF (Writer, Director), Romeo and Juliet at the Access Theater (Director), My First Time – DC premiere (Director), How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor – Off-Broadway (Co-Writer/Creative Producer), Monsoon Wedding Concert in New York and India (Associate Director). Awards/Nominations: Best Book at New York Musical Festival, Nominated for Best Director at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, Congressional Award for Diversity in the Arts - Hypokrit Theatre Company 

Arpita is a member of the WP Theater 2018-2020 Directors Lab, the 2018 Eugene O’ Neill National Directing Fellow, a 2019 Mabou Mines Resident Artist, a member of the 2018 Lincoln Center Directors Lab and a 2018 Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow.





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