In the spirit of the dramaturgy of Mutual Aid we ask ourselves how can we be of use to one another during these times? How can we support each other and our communities? How do we use arts experiences to bring us together and celebrate their power?

June 19th, 2020 at 4PM (FREE Online)

Yoga Play by Dipika Guha
with Bob Hupp


Syracuse Stage was well on its way to start rehearsals for a wonderful new comedy by Dipika Guha. They’ve temporarily shut their doors but plan to open Yoga Play in the spring of 2021. Let us experience this work together now in anticipation. Read the play (before it has been published!) and gather online with Bob Hupp, Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage, to discuss this hilarious and timely work.


Then join us Friday. June 19th at 4pm on Zoom for an hour-long online conversation about the play. Leading our discussion will be Bob Hupp, Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage, and moderated by April Sweeney, Co-Artistic Director, Necessary Digression, and Associate Professor of Theater, Colgate University.


  1. Please email with “Yoga Play” as the subject line.
  2. A link and password to view the play script will be emailed to you.
  3. A Zoom meeting link for the discussion will be emailed to you.


Robert Hupp is in his fourth season as artistic director of Syracuse Stage. His Syracuse Stage directing credits include Amadeus, Noises Off, Next to Normal and The Three Musketeers. Prior to coming to central New York, Robert spent seventeen seasons as the producing artistic director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock. He directed over 30 productions for Arkansas Rep ranging from Hamlet to Les Miserables to The Grapes of Wrath. In New York City, Robert directed the American premieres of Glyn Maxwell’s The Lifeblood and Wolfpit for the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. He also served for nine seasons as the artistic director of the Obie Award winning Jean Cocteau Repertory. At the Cocteau, Robert’s directing credits include works by Buchner, Wilder, Cocteau, Shaw, Wedekind and the premieres of the Bentley/Milhaud version of Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy and Eduardo de Filippo’s Napoli Millionaria.

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