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Naveen Bahar Choudhury

Assistant Professor of Theatre


Naveen Bahar Choudhury, assistant professor of theatre, is a playwright, librettist and lyricist, whose work has been produced, commissioned and/or developed by Ma-Yi Theater, Prospect Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, New Federal Theatre, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, The Lark Play Development Center, New Dramatists and more. She has been a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Playwriting Resident and a Mellon Creative Research Fellow/Playwriting Resident at the University of Washington. Her play SKIN is published in Plays For Two, an anthology by Vintage Books/Random House, and was broadcast on Northeast Public Radio as part of the Playing On Air series. Her short musical on film, Lady Apsara, commissioned by Prospect Theater and written with composer Kamala Sankaram, was presented at the 44th Asian American International Film Festival in 2021. She has taught playwriting and dramatic literature at Amherst College, Sarah Lawrence College and The New School for Drama, where she earned her M.F.A., as well as for the Dramatists Guild Institute and the Enough Plays Project. 


M.F.A., The New School for Drama