New Conservatory Theatre Center v ---

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Playwright Dipika Guha (pronouns: she/her) was born in Calcutta and raised in Russia and the UK. Her plays include Yoga Play (South Coast Rep, SF Playhouse, Playmakers Rep & others), The Art of Gaman (Theatre 503, London) and Unreliable (Kansas City Rep). She was the inaugural recipient of the Shakespeare’s Sister Award through the Lark, the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University and the Venturous Fellowship for her play Passing. She is currently writing plays for Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Repertory, and Berkeley Rep. For TV, she’s written on American Gods, Sneaky Pete, projects at AMC and Netflix, two seasons of Black Monday and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon. Dipika is a member of New Dramatists and is an alumnus of the WP Lab, the Ma Yi writers lab, Ars Nova’s Playgroup, Soho Rep W/D Lab, the Geffen Writers Room, Playwrights Foundation and was a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center. She received her BA in English Literature at University College London, was a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University and was awarded her MFA from the Yale School of Drama under Paula Vogel. 


Director Nailah Harper-Malveaux is an emerging director, community organizer, and Oakland-based theater artist of color with a passion for centering complex intersectional identities and challenging systems of injustice and complacency. She has worked with Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre, Creative Artists Agency, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and Crowded Fire Theater (CFT). Nailah recently produced and directed a Crowded Fire Matchbox Project, SUBVERiTas: SUBVERTING whiteness as TRUTH/ UNEARTHING the BLACK play. She finished a 9-month Community Producing Fellowship at A.C.T., where she co-produced Every 28 Hours: Black Arts Festival, assistant directed Hamlet featuring John Douglas Thompson, directed Sunset Baby as a part of A.C.T.’s Sky Festival and directed Brainpeople for the 2018 Fellowship Project. She recently returned to A.C.T. to direct Belleville for Sky Festival, assistant direct Men on Boats (directed by Tamilla Woodard), and associate direct A Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Dawn Monique Williams). She received her B.A. in American Studies and Theatre Studies from Yale University.

Director Nailah Unole didanas’ea Harper-Malveaux (pronouns: she/her) s a queer multiracial theatre director focused on transformative new work that creates space for radical community imagination. She facilitates and curates artistic engagements that center and celebrate the beauty, complexity, resilience, healing, and joy of those living in the margins. Directing highlights include The Real Sappho (Cutting Ball), The Light (Shotgun Players), SUBVERiTas (Crowded Fire), Here We Go (A.C.T. MFA program) and numerous A.C.T. MFA SkyFestival productions, including Sunset Baby, Belleville, and Next to Normal. She is currently the BOLD Rising Director at Woolly Mammoth and a resident artist at Crowded Fire. She was a member of the inaugural cohort of the Artistic Caucus, a group of 4 freelance artists designed to initiate curatorial disruption and advocate for new artists at Woolly Mammoth, Baltimore Center Stage, the Rep of St. Louis and Long Wharf. She has worked at American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, Woolly Mammoth, Baltimore Center Stage, Z Space, and Williamstown Theater Festival. She received her B.A. in American Studies and Theatre Studies from Yale University.



Projection Design by Alexa Burrell aka LEXAGON (pronouns: she/her)

Props Design by Brooke Cox (pronouns: she/her) 

Technical Direction / Scenic Painting by Alan Huang (pronouns: he/him) 

Stage Management by Liora Jacobs (pronouns: she/her)

Dialect Coaching by Ryan Marchand (pronouns: he/him/they/them)

Sound Design by Brittany Mellerson (pronouns: she/they)

Costume Design by Michelle Mulholland (pronouns: she/her)

Lighting Design by Justin A. Partier (pronouns: he/him)

Dramaturgy by Pirronne Yousefzadeh (pronouns: she/her)

Set Design by Deanna Zibello (pronouns: she/her)