Kaushik Mukerjee

Kaushik Mukerjee

Kaushik Mukerjee is a playwright and musician based in the Washington DC metro area. Inspired as a teenager by Bertolt Brecht, Eugene Ionesco, and Harold Pinter, Kaushik began writing and producing plays and skits. His absurd comedy "Smith's Gone Mad" was selected for production by the Pittsburgh New Works Festival in the early 1990s. Kaushik's writing addresses both personal and political...
Kaushik Mukerjee is a playwright and musician based in the Washington DC metro area. Inspired as a teenager by Bertolt Brecht, Eugene Ionesco, and Harold Pinter, Kaushik began writing and producing plays and skits. His absurd comedy "Smith's Gone Mad" was selected for production by the Pittsburgh New Works Festival in the early 1990s. Kaushik's writing addresses both personal and political themes with a combination of comedy, melancholy, realism, and absurdity.

Kaushik's credits include:

"Virtual Backgrounds"
live online reading by
Adventure Theatre MTC
April 2020
View here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=593821174817670&ref=watch_permalink

"Interview with the Recently Deceased"
equity performance by Theater of Light, NYC
April 8-22 2018
Director: Frank Farrell
Actors: Tony Triano, Ellen DiStasi
@ Blessed Sacrament Theater

Plays

  • Carry That Weight
    A middle-aged father recalls an episode in the basement of the family home that put his life in perspective.
  • Interview with the Recently Deceased
    In a waiting room in the afterlife, it's a recently dead lawyer's turn to be cross-examined by a celestial record keeper. The outcome of this comic interview will determine the final destination for the lawyer... and his soul.

    (Contains a few mild swear words and references to physical intimacy which can be adjusted to suit the audience and cast.)
  • Full Circle
    What happens when a dream makes you question your life choices? In this wistful look at "what could have been", two old friends, who were almost lovers, meet after more than 10 years. While discussing a dream that one of them had, they discover a mysterious coincidence and reveal their deepest secrets and desires.