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Deepika Arwind’s work often looks at etching a psychological and emotional map of gender, personal fiction and politics in the current (already moving) moment. She is a writer, playwright, performer, theatre-maker and part-time doodler, who is interested in working across formats and disciplines. 

Her play Phantasmagoria (published by Aurora Metro Press UK; available in the US and UK) premiered in the UK in 2023 in three cities, produced by Kali Theatre. She is the creator  of many performances including the internationally toured No Rest in the Kingdom, i am not here, A Brief History of Your Hair, Nobody Sleeps Alone & writer  / collaborator in the collective performance the International  Conference of Insecurity.  She has won and been nominated for several awards for her work, including The Hindu Playwright Award, the Stückemarkt Prize at Theatretreffen, the Toto Award and the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Initiative. She is author of the children's book Sarayu (published by Le Cosmographe Éditions, France, 2018). She was most recently a playwright-in-residence at Jagriti Theatre, Bangalore, Resizenztheater Munich, and a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude. 

She is represented by Drei Masken Verlag in the German Speaking Parts of Europe.

Photo by Aparna Nori

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