Shayok Misha Chowdhury

2022 Princess Grace Honoraria
Nominated by: Soho Repertory Theatre


Shayok Misha Chowdhury is a many-tentacled writer, director, and performer. Awards and fellowships: Jonathan Larson Grant, Sundance, Fulbright, NYSCA/NYFA. Commissions: Public Obscenities (Soho Rep, NAATCO); Rheology (HERE Arts Center). Collaborations: Brother, Brother (New York Theatre Workshop) with Aleshea Harris; MukhAgni (Under the Radar) with Kameron Neal; Calling All Dawns (Grammy-winning album) with Christopher Tin. Misha is the creator of VICHITRA, a series of cinematic experiments: Englandbashi (Ann Arbor Film Festival), The Other Other (Ars Nova), In Order to Become (Bushwick Starr), An Anthology of Queer Dreams (Audio Unbound Award finalist). He is an alumnus of NYTW 2050, The Public’s Devised Theater Working Group, Ars Nova’s Makers Lab, NYSAF Nexus, and Soho Rep’s Project Number One and Writer/Director Lab. Publications: Cincinnati Review, TriQuarterly, Asian American Literary Review, and elsewhere. MFA: Columbia.

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