Deepika Arwind is a theatre-maker, playwright and performer based out of Bangalore, India. She works as the Artistic Director of The Lost Post Initiative (TLPI), a theatre and performing arts collective that works with diverse artists, largely around gender and women on stage.

She is a scholar of the Internationales Forum at Theatretreffen '18, and presented her work at The John F Kennedy Centre of Performing Arts '16 and Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin '18.

She has won and been nominated for several awards for her work, including The Hindu Playwright Award, the Stückemarkt Prize at Theatretreffen, and the Toto Award.


Her current touring works nationally and internationally are No Rest in the Kingdom (produced by Sandbox Collective) and i am not here (supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore).


Her previous works, among others, include A Brief History of Your Hair (supported by India Foundations for the Arts) and Nobody Sleeps Alone.


She is author of the children's book Sarayu (published by Le Cosmographe Éditions, France, 2018).

Photo by Aparna Nori