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A San Diego Premiere

YOGA PLAY

by Dipika Guha

Directed by Callie Prendiville

May 5 – June 2, 2019
Opening Night: May 11, 2019

Thur @ 7:30pm,
Fri & Sat @8pm
& Sun @2pm.

 

About the Play

Yoga apparel giant Jojomon is at the top of its game when a terrible scandal sends them into freefall. Newly hired CEO Joan stakes everything on a wild plan to recover their earnings and their reputation. YOGA PLAY is a comedy about enlightenment in a world determined to sell it.

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About the Playwright

Dipika Guha was born in Calcutta and raised in the United Kingdom, Russia and India. Her plays include Yoga Play (South Coast Rep, Upcoming: Gateway Theatre Vancouver, Moxie Theatre & SF Playhouse), The Art of Gaman (Theatre 503 London, The Kilroys List, Relentless Award semifinalist), Unreliable (Upcoming: Kansas City Rep) and contributions to You Across From Me (Humana, Actors Theatre of Louisville). Recent works includes Azaan, a play written for an orchestra commissioned by Oregon Symphony, Elizabeth for the McCarter Theatre’s Princeton and Slavery Project, In Braunau, for Playwrights Horizons Theatre School (SF Playhouse workshop production) and Malicious Animal Magnetism with Jeremy Cohen for ACT/Z Space in San Francisco.

(Upcoming: Kansas City Rep) and contributions to You Across From Me (Humana, Actors Theatre of Louisville). Recent works includes Azaan, a play written for an orchestra commissioned by Oregon Symphony, Elizabeth for the McCarter Theatre’s Princeton and Slavery Project, In Braunau, for Playwrights Horizons Theatre School (SF Playhouse workshop production) and Malicious Animal Magnetism with Jeremy Cohen for ACT/Z Space in San Francisco.

Dipika has developed work across the United States and has been the recipient of several residencies and fellowships including the Venturous Fellowship, the Hodder Fellowship, the Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship, the Djerassi Residency Program, the Hermitage Retreat, Ucross, the Sallie B. Goodman Retreat at the McCarter Theatre, SPACE at Ryder Farm and a Dramatists Guild Fellowship. She is an alumnus of Ars Nova Playgroup, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, the Women’s Project Lab and the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. Dipika was recently a visiting artist at the Schell Center for International Human Rights in developing work at the intersection of art and human rights law. She also worked intensively on a project on gender bias with socialogists and biologists at the Yale School for Scientific Teaching.

For television, Dipika wrote for American Gods on Starz and for Paradise Lost on AMC and for Sneaky Pete on Amazon.

Dipika holds a BA in English Literature from University College London, a Frank Knox Fellowship from Harvard University and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama where she studied under Paula Vogel. She  is a resident playwright at the Playwrights Foundation, a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis and part of the inaugural writers group at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. She is currently under commission from Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloan, South Coast Rep, Barrington Stage and New Conservatory Theatre Center.

 

Special Performance Dates:

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 8pm – Opening Night: Yoga Play
Join MOXIE for the Opening Night performance. Afterward, attend a post-show party to celebrate with the cast, enjoy libations catered by Garden Kitchen, and mingle with MOXIE VIPs.
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Thursday May, 23 @ 6:30pm, TBD  Brigade Night: Yoga Play
Join MOXIE and the powerful group of lesbian community leaders, The Bechdel Brigade, which advocates for MOXIE’s mission to create more diverse and honest images of women for our culture, for a pre-show reception with the director, and enjoy catered libations from Event Sponsor, The Wild Thyme Company.  Learn more about The Bechdel Brigade.
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Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 2pm  Second Sunday Q & A
Join the actors from Yoga Play for a post-show discussion to learn more about the play and enrich your theatre-going experience.
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Ticket Pricing*:

Previews | $18-23 (May 5 – May 10, 2019)
Opening Night | $38-43 (May 11, 2019)
General Admission | $28-38 (May 12 – June 2, 2019)

Group Rates and Discounts:
Groups of 10 or more | $25.50 per ticket
Groups of 15 or more | $22.50 per ticket

*Please note that pricing is subject to change according to availability. Please call the Box Office (858) 598-7620 for specific pricing.

 

Location: MOXIE Theatre

6663 El Cajon Blvd Suite N
San Diego CA 92115
PLENTY OF FREE PARKING!

 

Make a Dinner Reservation

MOXIE recommends Garden Kitchen. Make your reservation online or by calling 619-431-5755. *Please note, Garden Kitchen is closed Sundays.