Writer, composer and lyricist Deepali Gupta discusses some research topics for "I Love You Stranger," a new musical which takes a personal look at bipolar disorder. Navigating a balance of research and memoir, this work is being developed in the Civilians R&D Group.
Deepali Gupta is a composer-lyricist, playwright, and performance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She makes heretical choral works, morbid attempts at bubblegum pop, and actual plays and musicals. Her work has been performed at a range of venues including Ars Nova, Joe's Pub, The Public Theatre, The New Ohio Theatre, Dixon Place, The Invisible Dog, and Vital Joint. Recent projects as a composer include SEHNSUCHT (JACK, dir. Sarah Blush), SKI END (The New Ohio, devised by Piehole/dir. Tara Ahmedinejad), MINOR CHARACTER (Under the Radar, The Sharon Playhouse, created by New Saloon/dir. Morgan Green), and a song for FAR AWAY (Harvard University, dir. Annie Tippe). B.A. in Writing for Performance, Brown University (Weston Award recipient). M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing from Tisch School of the Arts. Find her on Soundcloud: deepali (k) gupta - or her Website: deepaligupta.net - or even Instagram: deepaligupta
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