Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Deepak Kumar

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Mountain View, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023
More: kumarde.com

Deepak Kumar is a South-Asian American playwright, lyricist, and composer based out of the internet. His work has been produced with Underscore Theatre in Chicago, the National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), Musical Theatre Factory, PACE University in New York, Faultline Theater in San Francisco, Shotgun Players in Berkeley, and the O'Neill Theatre Center (NPC '22) in Connecticut.

He is the author of Baked! The Musical (co-written with Jord Liu), which has been developed around the country and won best lyrics, best lead performer, best supporting performer, and best ensemble at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival 2020. Baked! appeared at the NAMT Festival of New Musicals in 2022.

While at MacDowell, Deepak worked on a new play, Responsible Disclosure, which focuses on contributing meaningfully to the science of cybersecurity research in a deeply political world.


Monday Music

Deepak Kumar worked in the Monday Music studio.

Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, NJ, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The interior…

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