Our Team



Arpita Mukherjee (Co-Founder/Artistic Director)

Arpita Mukherjee is the Artistic Director of Congressional Award winning Hypokrit Theatre Company. Recent: Monsoon Wedding the Musical at Berkeley Rep (Original Dramaturg, Associate Director), Queen – A Reading – Ma-Yi Theater Company (Director), An Evening of Indian Classics at Theater for the New City (Director), Eh Dah: Questions for My Father – winner of Best Book at NYMF (Creative Producer), How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor at PCTF (writer, director), Romeo and Juliet at the Access Theater (Director), My First Time – DC premiere (Director). Upcoming: How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor – Off-Broadway (Co-Writer/Creative Producer), Monsoon Wedding Concert in New York and India (Associate Director), Festival Chair for Tamasha: A Festival for South Asian Performing Arts (New York)


Shubhra Prakash (Co-Founder/Artistic Director)

Shubhra Prakash is an actor, singer, voice over artist, theatre maker and short filmmaker. She has resided in Kolkata, New Delhi, San Francisco Bay Area and now in New York City. She has most recently co-written and directed an original play The Music In My Blood. Shubhra served as a voiceover artist for Priya’s Shakti, a multi-platform project supported by Tribeca New Media fund which has garnered over 400 press and media mentions. She wrote, directed and produced a play “For Our Own” at the Planet Connections Theatre Festival 2014 for which she received the Activist Award for getting a great deal of involvement from the South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters. She served as festival director of the company’s South Asian International Performing Arts Festival in its inaugural year 2015. As an actor she just completed the workshop reading of Monsoon Wedding the Musical as the lead, Aditi Verma. She has acted in Hypokrit Theatre Company’s Romeo & Juliet as Mercutio, in The Tempest Ladies’ Taming of the Shrew. She also serves as co-founder of Random Fox Productions, her short Funny Faces was the Top 10 picks of Asian American Lab’s 72 hour shootout. She has attended producing workshop at Cannes International Film Festival 2015. Her short film, Three Dates – a short film, which she wrote, directed and produced, was screened at New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 13′.

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Molly Houlahan (Associate Artistic Director)

Molly Houlahan is a New York based queer director and theatremaker. Molly previously was the Bret C. Harte Directing Fellow and the assistant to the Artistic Director Tony Taccone at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. As the directing fellow, Molly assisted Sean Graney on The Hypocrites’ The Pirates of Penzance, Daniel Sullivan on Macbeth starring Frances McDormand (“Fargo”) and Conleth Hill (“Game of Thrones”), Mary Zimmerman on Treasure Island, and Les Waters on Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday. She closed the season assistant directing Tony Taccone on Latin History for Morons starring John Leguizamo that went on to Broadway in 2017. Molly assisted Kate Whoriskey on the Pulitzer Prize Winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage at the Public Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and at Arena Stage. Sweat went on to a successful Broadway run in 2017. She recently assistant directed for Les Waters on For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday by Sarah Ruhl at Playwrights Horizons, where she served as the 2017 Directing Fellow. Molly previously worked with The Public in the Producing Department for a full season during Hamilton and at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in the Artistic Department, working on The Garage and the First Look Festival. Molly directed the successful run of the Off-Broadway run of How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor at Castillo Theatre starring Zenobia Shroff from “The Big Sick.” Molly’s original musical Scorched was featured as part of the Araca Project in the The John Cullum Theater in the American Theatre for Actors in 2016. Her directing work has also been featured in FringeNYC, TinyRhino Short Play Festival, and The Habitat as a part of New York Theatre Workshop’s Jonathan Larson Lab. Molly won the Louis Sudler Prize for Excellence in the Performing and Creative Arts upon graduating Yale University.



Kyle Rosenberg (Technical Director)

Kyle Rosenberg is a technical director, stage manager, lighting designer, and photographer based in New York City. He currently serves at the Studio Administrator at the Actors Studio. He has worked as the technical director on all of Hypokrit Theatre Company’s productions, which have been featured in a variety of press outlets including New York Times, Theatermania, Stage Buddy, and Playbill. He is also currently an Administrator at The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba.