by Dipika Guha
directed by Crispin Whittell
April 19, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Joan has been hired to stabilize Jojomon, a yoga apparel giant, after its CEO is brought down by a fat-shaming scandal. But just as she finds her stride, more trouble surfaces and sales plummet. Joan comes up with a plan so risky that it could make or break the company and her career—and what it requires from her CFO, Raj, is far beyond the call of duty. This sharp comedy asks what it takes to find your own authenticity in a world determined to sell enlightenment.
Previews: April 19-20, 2017
Opening Night: April 21, 2017
Regular Performances: April 22-30, 2017
Recommendation: High school and above. This play contains adult language and situations.
Please Note: No Late Seating
Due to the theatre’s configuration—the entry door opens at stage left—late seating will not be permitted to avoid disruption to the actors and seated audience members. We appreciate your understanding. You may speak with a Ticket Services staff member if you have any questions.
A $80 Pacific Playwrights Festival package to see all four readings and the production of Yoga Play is available online, or by calling the Box Office at (714) 708-5555. This package is available to SCR Super Subscribers for $70—only by phone.
Theatre professionals: please purchase your tickets here or contact the box office at (714) 708-5555.
Dipika Guha was born in Calcutta and raised in India, Russia and the United Kingdom. She is the inaugural recipient of the Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship with The Lark Playwrights Development Center, A Room of Her Own and Hedgebrook. Her plays include I Enter the Valley (Theatreworks New Play Festival, Finalist for the Ruby Prize ’15); The Art of Gaman (Berkeley Rep Ground Floor), Mechanics of Love (Crowded Fire Theatre) and The Rules (San Francisco Playhouse). She currently is under commission from SCR, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. Her work has been developed at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Atlantic Theatre Company, The Drama League, Cutting Ball Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, New Georges, Roundabout Underground, Shotgun Players, Red Bull Theatre, Leviathan Theatre, Naked Angels, Cherry Lane Theatre, One Coast Collaboration, The Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and the Tobacco Factory (UK) amongst others. She’s been awarded residencies at the Hermitage Artist Residency, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, SPACE at Ryder Farm, McCarter Theatre’s Sallie B.Goodman Residency, Ucross Artists Residency and the Rasmuson Foundation in Sitka, Alaska. She’s an alumnus of Ars Nova Playgroup, the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program, Soho Rep W/D Lab, the Women’s Project Lab; the Ma-Yi Writer’s Lab. Dipika received her BA in English Literature from University College London, was a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University and received her MFA in playwriting at the Yale School of Drama under Paula Vogel. She has taught playwriting at theatres and nonprofits across the country, at Bryn Mawr and Fairfield Universities, the Co-op Performing Arts High School and Young Playwrights Inc. and Fellowship Place, a nonprofit supporting adults with schizophrenia. She is currently a Visiting Artist at the Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. She is also a Resident Playwright at The Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco, where she continues to develop work. Despite having lived in the U.S. for years, she still drinks tea.