I'm drawn to telling stories that are realistic moments with a comedic twist. I like to find the funny in the stark harshness of reality. My comedic roots come from graduating from Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's sketch and improv programs, then performing, writing and directing sketch and improv with independent teams around NYC.
A SARI FOR PALLAVI
Directed by Kate Chamuris | Written by & Starring Sunita Deshpande
A SARI FOR PALLAVI is about two dueling identities – Traditional Thini & Promiscuous Pallavi (both played by Deshpande) – as they decide what to wear to an upcoming Indian wedding. A conversation about wearing a sari turns out to be much more than just a fashion choice.
Originally the story was a play by Sunita Deshpande (30 Rock, Broad City) that went on to be in the top 10 finalists of the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. Sunita wrote the play during a workshop at the LAByrinth Theater Company to explore the dueling identities within all of us through the lense of a non-traditional Indian female character.
Currently playing festivals
BREAKFAST IN BED
Directed by Kate Chamuris
Written by Kate Chamuris & C. LeMar McLean
Premiered at SIDEWALK FILM FESTIVAL
BREAKFAST IN BED is a romantic comedy web series that follows Brooke, the ever optimistic romantic and Marvin, the pessimist, who have been best friends since they were 10. Now roommates in their late-20’s, they embark on the quest to find their soulmates… one bad online date at a time. When Marvin meets his ideal match in Veronica, will Brooke discover that her feelings for Marvin are more than platonic?
THE TAMPON VIRGIN
Written & Directed by Kate Chamuris
THE TAMPON VIRGIN is a sketch about losing one's tampon virginity. At a sleepover Brooke tells her friends all the juicy details of losing her T-card. Will her bffs approve of this massive step into womanhood?
THE GAME OF LIFE... FOR GIRLS !
Directed by Kate Chamuris | Written by Alexandra Stark
THE GAME OF LIFE... FOR GIRLS! is a sketch that shows,
"There’s no limit to how much fun you can have when you follow your socially normative female dreams!"
LOSING IT...The Semi-Scandalous Story of an Ex-Virgin.
Screenplay Written & Directed by Kate Chamuris
Story by Danielle Sepulveres (writer @brooklynmag, @latimes, @washingtonpost, @smrtgirls)
After Dani loses her virginity at the accomplished age of 23 to her first true love, she contracts a strain of HPV that can lead to cervical cancer. The feature film adaptation from the memoir by the same name, LOSING IT... THE SEMI-SCANDALOUS STORY OF AN EX-VIRGIN is a candidly comedic look at finding one’s independence and self-worth in the face of the adversity we tenderly call love.
Current stage: financing and script development