(Playwright) writes plays that are lyrical, funny and formally inventive. Her plays include THE BETROTHED (Wellfleet Harbour Actors Theatre, Chester Theatre), PASSING (Risk is This Festival, Cutting Ball Theatre) and THE RULES (Superlab workshop Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb, Old Vic New Voices workshop). Her plays have been developed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, WordBRIDGE, New Century Theatre Company, Ars Nova and Tobacco Theatre (UK) among others. Residencies include Ucross Foundation, Djerassi Residents Artists Program and SPACE at Ryder Farm. She is a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a Time Warner Fellow at the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab and an Affiliated Artist with New Georges. Recent projects include a new play commission from New Georges/Barnard College and a year long commission from the Yale Center for Scientific Teaching. She is currently co-producing Letters from Guantanamo, a series of short plays by playwrights responding to recent events at Guantanamo with New Georges at the Culture Project. She also enjoys sharing playwriting with diverse communities has worked at schools, non profits, theatres and universities. Dipika has a BA from University College London, was a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University and graduated from the MFA Playwriting Program at the Yale School of Drama where she studied with Paula Vogel. She is from India and was raised in India and the United Kingdom.