Deepali Gupta 

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DEEPALI GUPTA is a composer-lyricist, playwright, and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work ranges from explicit choral music to morbid pop songs to freaky little musicals. She is openly and adamantly bipolar, and dedicated to portraying mania and depression in a way that neither stigmatizes nor romanticizes those conditions. Her musical training comes from years of playing the violin in orchestra, and singing alto (or tenor) in choir (as well as a brief stint in collegiate a cappella). She loves words as much for their sound as for their meaning. She really believes in transformation through repetition. She believes in transformation through repetition. But she hates gimmicks. But she loves games. And she hates rules. Her work has been presented at Ars Nova, The Bushwick Starr, Joe’s Pub, Under The Radar, New York City Center, The Sharon Playhouse, The New Ohio, JACK, Dixon Place, Vital Joint, 3LD Art & Technology Center,  Harvard University, and The Invisible Dog. Recent projects as a solo performance artist include No Way To Say Goodbye, Over(Reverberating), and I Love You Stranger. Recent projects as a composer include original music for Cute Activist, The Electrolysis Farewell Tour, Corpse Backpack, Far Away, Sehnsucht, Ski End, and Minor Character. Acting credits include Cute Activist and Pay No Attention to the Girl. B.A. Brown University (Theatre Arts & Performance Studies; Weston Award in Writing for Performance), M.F.A. Tisch School of the Arts (Musical Theatre Writing). Member of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop and The Civilians’ Research & Development Group 2017-18. Resident Composer at New Georges 2018-19. Her work has been published in moon missives and Musical Theater Today. Her EP The Poet can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play. Website: deepaligupta.net Soundcloud: deepali (k) gupta Instagram: deepaligupta