Brooklyn, NY – The Farm Theater has announced Dipti Bramhandkar as the recipient of its eleventh annual College Collaboration Project Commission. As the theatre’s 2023/24 fellow, Bramhandkar will be in residence at Centre College in February 2023 for the world premiere of her play Soft Launch. Following this premiere, Bramhandkar will be in residence at Shenandoah University in November 2023, Austin Peay in February 2024, and Middle Tennessee State University in April 2024 for the production of her College Collaboration Projection Commission Play.
Through the Farm Theater’s College Collaboration Project, multiple colleges commission an early-career playwright to write a full-length play that each school will independently produce throughout the academic year. Each school’s faculty, students, and playwright collaborate throughout the year in the development of the work. The script will include a minimum of five characters, the majority of whom are under thirty years of age so that undergraduate actors can successfully play the roles. The play will reflect the students’ thoughts on the theme suggested by the playwright.
Dipti Bramhandkar is a Mumbai-born, NY-based playwright, filmmaker, and Labyrinth Theater Company member. Her recent work includes Is There Even Porn in India?, which was workshopped in London and presented at Labyrinth Theater Company’s Barn Series (Sarita Choudhary, Kevin Corrigan, Ajay Naidu) and Islands of Contentment (Daphne Rubin-Vega, Danny Pudi, Laura Gómez and more) produced by Hypokrit Productions and The Tank. WNYC featured her pandemic-inspired audio story collection. Her solo show American Rookie had a sold-out run at Luna Stage and is currently on tour. Next year, she is commissioned to create an immersive full-length play in Miami to open during Art Basel and produced by Juggernaut Theater Company. She has a B.A. from Cornell and M.A. from Cambridge in Literature.