Divya Mangwani  

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DIVYA MANGWANI is a playwright from Pune, India, based in New York. She was the founder and Artistic Director of Moonbeam Factory Theatre (MFT), where she wrote and directed plays that were staged all over India, Singapore and Glasgow. MFT used theatre as a tool for education for underprivileged students and conducted workshops in high schools. Her plays include Yes, Uncle (semi-finalist, Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship 2018; finalist, Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers 2018), Rise of the River (Pipeline Theatre Company), For Sale (Theatre East; Dramawallah Theatre), Turn off the Lights (Earth Day, Blue Frog), Sometimes, Stillness (a dance drama with djembe music) and One, Two, Three (best script, director, play and audience vote, Short+Sweet Festival; World Theatre Day, Khichidi Theatre). Before theatre, Divya worked as a journalist and editor for media houses like ESPN, Times of India and Crisis Response Journal. Her grandparents are from Sindh and she has grown up listening to stories about the Partition. She is currently working on a three play cycle about Sindh. MFA: Tisch, NYU.