Arpita Mukherjee is the Artistic Director of Congressional Award winning Hypokrit Theatre Company and the co-founder and Festival Chair of of Hypokrit’s Tamasha: A South Asian Performing Arts Festival. Upcoming credits: Eh Dah: Questions for My Father at Next Door @NYTW (Director), Monsoon Wedding The Musical (Book Writer). She is developing work at The Public Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and WP Theater among others. Recent credits include Monsoon Wedding the Musical at Berkeley Rep (Original Dramaturg, Associate Director), Queen – A Reading – Ma-Yi Theater Company (Director), Appeasing Radhika – Baruch College (Director), An Evening of Indian Classics at Theater for the New City (Director), Eh Dah? Questions for My Father – winner of Best Book at NYMF (Creative Producer), Romeo and Juliet at the Access Theater (Director), and My First Time – DC premiere (Director). Arpita is a 2018 Eugene O’ Neill National Directing Fellow and a member of the 2018 Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
Co-Founder, Artistic Director
Shubhra Prakash is an actor, singer, voice over artist, theatre maker and short filmmaker. She has resided in Kolkata, New Delhi, San Francisco Bay Area and now in New York City. She has most recently co-written and directed an original play The Music In My Blood. Shubhra served as a voiceover artist for Priya’s Shakti, a multi-platform project supported by Tribeca New Media fund which has garnered over 400 press and media mentions. She wrote, directed and produced a play “For Our Own” at the Planet Connections Theatre Festival 2014 for which she received the Activist Award for getting a great deal of involvement from the South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters. She served as festival director of the company’s South Asian International Performing Arts Festival in its inaugural year 2015. As an actor she just completed the workshop reading of Monsoon Wedding the Musical as the lead, Aditi Verma. She has acted in Hypokrit Theatre Company’s Romeo & Juliet as Mercutio, in The Tempest Ladies’ Taming of the Shrew. She also serves as co-founder of Random Fox Productions, her short Funny Faces was the Top 10 picks of Asian American Lab’s 72 hour shootout. She has attended producing workshop at Cannes International Film Festival 2015. Her short film, Three Dates – a short film, which she wrote, directed and produced, was screened at New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 13′.
Molly Houlahan is a New York based queer director and theatremaker. Molly previously was the Bret C. Harte Directing Fellow and the assistant to the Artistic Director, Tony Taccone, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. As the directing fellow, Molly assisted Sean Graney, Daniel Sullivan on Macbeth starring Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards”) and Conleth Hill (“Game of Thrones”), Mary Zimmerman, and Les Waters. She closed the season assistant directing Tony Taccone on Latin History for Morons starring John Leguizamo that went on to Broadway in 2017. Molly assistant directed with Kate Whoriskey on the Pulitzer Prize Winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage at the Public Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and at Arena Stage. Sweat went on to a Tony-nominated Broadway run in 2017. She recently assistant directed for Les Waters on For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday by Sarah Ruhl at Playwrights Horizons, where she served as the 2017 Directing Fellow. Molly previously worked with The Public in the Producing Department and at Steppenwolf in the Artistic Department. Molly directed the successful run of the Off-Broadway run of How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor at Castillo Theatre starring Zenobia Shroff from “The Big Sick” and her original musical Scorched was featured as part of the Araca Project in 2016. Her directing work has also been featured in FringeNYC, TinyRhino Short Play Festival, and The Habitat as a part of NYTW’s Jonathan Larson Lab. She has assisted artists such as Sarah Jones (Sell/Buy/Date) and Mira Nair (“Monsoon Wedding”). As an actor, Molly worked with Eve Ensler and Jo Bonney on I Am An Emotional Creature at The Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. She most recently assistant directed Songs for a New World at Encores! at New York City Center. Molly won the Louis Sudler Prize for Excellence in the Performing and Creative Arts upon graduating Yale University.
Associate Artistic Director
Kyle Rosenberg is a technical director, stage manager, lighting designer, and photographer based in New York City. He currently serves at the Studio Administrator at the Actors Studio. He has worked as the technical director on all of Hypokrit Theatre Company’s productions, which have been featured in a variety of press outlets including New York Times, Theatermania, Stage Buddy, and Playbill. He is also currently an Administrator at The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba.