For one night only, the late great Leonard Cohen has returned to Earth from the Afterlife to grace us with his Presence and his Music one last time. But he also has some Questions. For example, why do people love covers of Leonard Cohen songs more than the Leonard Cohen versions? And why did Bob Dylan win a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry when he didn't even want it? And how many songs must a man write about women before he can die in peace? Leonard Cohen has some things he'd like to say, as well as songs he'd like to sing...but, wait, is that really Leonard Cohen up on stage? Who is that person up on stage, if not Leonard Cohen? Is that a woman? What on earth is she doing? What on earth does she want? What on earth? What in space? What? All these questions and more, almost answered!
About the Artist
Deepali Gupta is a composer-lyricist, playwright, and performance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work ranges from heretical choral music to morbid attempts at bubblegum pop to actual musicals. She is interested in uniting memoir and research, and in exploring the full spectrum of emotional logic in her work. She is openly and adamantly bipolar, and dedicated to investigating the stigma around that condition as well as the states of mind she encounters inside of it. Her work has been presented at Ars Nova, Joe's Pub, New York City Center, The Public Theatre (Under The Radar), The New Ohio Theatre (Ice Factory), JACK, Dixon Place, The Invisible Dog, Vital Joint, 3LD Art & Technology Center, Don't Tell Mama, The Sharon Playhouse, and Harvard University. Recent projects as a composer include original music for Corpse Backpack (created by Pipeline, dir. Jaki Bradley and Tom Costello), Far Away (by Caryl Churchill, dir. Annie Tippe), Ski End (devised in collaboration with Piehole, dir. Tara Ahmedinejad) and Minor Character (devised in collaboration with New Saloon, dir. Morgan Green). Ongoing projects as a performer include Bedroom Diva Karaoke, Stupid Love Songs, and a living archive or website or album expressing her most recent manic episode titled Over(Reverberating). B.A. Brown University (Weston Award in Writing for Performance), M.F.A. Tisch School of the Arts (Musical Theatre Writing). Member of the BMI Advanced Workshop and The Civilians’ Research and Development Group. Website: deepaligupta.net Soundcloud: deepali (k) gupta Instagram: deepaligupta