Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar is a playwright and composer based out of Chicago, Illinois. His first show (co-written with Jordan Liu), Baked! The Musical, was produced in Chicago as part of the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival where it had a sold out run and won awards for best lyrics, best lead performer, best supporting performer, and best ensemble.

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Plays

  • Baked! The Musical
    When she doesn’t receive the scholarship that would send her to her dream school, habitual overachiever Jane Huang, with the help of her best friend, joins forces with the class degenerate to build the greatest drug empire ever run by high schoolers. Kept in the dark are Jane’s parents, whose inability to cope with their daughter leaving for college while maintaining a profit at their struggling Chinese bakery...
    When she doesn’t receive the scholarship that would send her to her dream school, habitual overachiever Jane Huang, with the help of her best friend, joins forces with the class degenerate to build the greatest drug empire ever run by high schoolers. Kept in the dark are Jane’s parents, whose inability to cope with their daughter leaving for college while maintaining a profit at their struggling Chinese bakery drives them to pry and potentially unravel Jane’s web of lies.

    Baked! The Musical is a reflection on failure, self worth, and the question of what we owe the people we love. It features an all Asian American cast, and the themes are born out of the writers’ own experiences growing up as the children of immigrants in the US.
  • Newton's Third Law
    10-minute. Vishnu is a 30-something year old atheist who lives with his parents with no girlfriend and no job. He has some questions for God.
  • Engaged in the Time of COVID-19
    An engaged couple grapples with the loss of their dream wedding during a global pandemic.

    #1MPF
  • CRUSH
    10-minute. Sanket has a crush on Carrie, but asking out a white girl as a brown kid in high school comes with its challenges.

    An exploration of racial preferences in South Asian dating.