Joan has been hired to stabilize Jojomon, a yoga apparel giant, after its CEO is brought down by a fat-shaming scandal. But just as she finds her stride, more trouble surfaces and sales plummet. Joan comes up with a plan so risky that it could make or break the company and her career — and what it requires from her CFO, Raj, is far beyond the call of duty. This sharp comedy asks what it takes to find your own authenticity in a world determined to sell enlightenment.
April 10, 2022 | Following the performance
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Washington Post Review
“Radiating authority and callous, blinkered ambition, tempered by moments of vulnerability, Katie McManus’s Joan is a highlight of the Keegan Theatre’s funny YOGA PLAY.”
Washington City Paper Review
“In addition to laughs, Yoga Play’s latter half serves up much food for thought. The show cleverly interrogates the distinction between cultural appreciation and appropriation, and asks who can lay claim to particular cultures and identities.”
DC Metro Theater Arts Review
“Director Susan Marie Rhea and her cast keep the play running at an impressive clip, balancing the play’s physical humor with several delicate moments of authentic emotional depth.”
DIPIKA GUHA was born in Calcutta and raised in Russia and the UK. Her plays include Yoga Play (South Coast Repertory, San Francisco Playhouse, Playmakers Rep, and others), The Art of Gaman (Theatre 503, London), and Unreliable (Kansas City Rep). She was the inaugural recipient of the Shakespeare’s Sister Award through the Lark Play Development Center, the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and the Venturous Fellowship for her play Passing. She is currently writing plays for Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Repertory, and Berkeley Rep. For TV, she’s written on American Gods, Sneaky Pete, projects at AMC and Netflix, Showtime’s Black Monday, and currently The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon. She’s currently writing pilots for FilmNation and A24/Fruit Tree. Dipika is a proud member of New Dramatists and the Ma Yi Writers Lab and is an alumnus of the WP Lab, Ars Nova’s Playgroup, Soho Rep W/D Lab, the Geffen Writers Room, and Playwrights Foundation, and was a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center. Dipika received her BA in English Literature at University College London, was a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University, and was awarded her MFA from the Yale School of Drama under Paula Vogel.