Deepika Arwind

Field of Practice:

Aural & Physical


Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Bangalore, India


2022, 2023


Apr 2023 - Nov 2023

Photo: Aparna Nori

Born in Bangalore/India in 1986.

Deepika Arwind is a playwright, dramatist and performer based in Bangalore. Her work centers the female body both on stage and off, and she continues to expand her practice in pursuit of form that is both inventive and autonomous, working closely with sound and movement.

She works in several parts of the world, including the UAE, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

She has won and been nominated for several awards for her work, including the Toto Award, the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative and The Hindu Playwright Award, among others.

Arwind’s play Phantasmagoria (represented by Drei Masken Verlag) will be premiered as a full production in October 2023 in the United Kingdom. She is also part of the newly conceived performance The International Conference of Insecurity at Gesnerallee, created in Zurich in 2022, with a collective of performers from eight countries. She was a playwright-in-residence at Jagriti Theatre, Bangalore through the second half of 2022, and at Residenztheater, Munich from January – March 2023, where she wrote her latest work Cumin. She creates a podcast for Pathos Theater Munich every month called Solidarity through Intimacy. It can be found on all major streaming platforms. She is the author of the young adult book Sarayu (Le Cosmographe Editions, France).

At Akademie Schloss Solitude, she will be working on a three-part play about protest.

Photo: Aparna Nori