Sanjit De Silva

(He/him) People's Light: True West, The Cherry Orchard (Dir. Abigail Adams). Sanjit is an actor, playwright, director, husband and father who lives in Brooklyn. He received his M.F.A. from New York University’s prestigious Graduate Acting Program, led by the acclaimed Zelda Fichandler and where he studied Acting under Master Teacher Ron Van Lieu. (

He’s written four plays with Deepa Purohit, the latest, Crushed Earth, was commissioned by People’s Light and his TV pilot, Lankan, was developed at the Orchard Project Episodic Lab. He is currently co-writing and developing the screenplay BK with Susan Kelechi Watson.

Sanjit's various stage credits include: Broadway: WarHorse (Tony-Award Best Play, Lincoln Center Theater). Off-Broadway: Elyria (Atlantic Theater, Dir. Awoye Timpo), Richard III (NYSF/Public Theater, Dir. Robert O’Hara), Merchant of Venice (TFANA/Shakespeare Theatre, Dir. Arin Arbus), An Ordinary Muslim (NYTW, Dir. Jo Bonney), Troilus and Cressida (NYSF/Public Theater, Dir. Daniel Sullivan), Dry Powder (World Premiere, Public Theater, Dir. Thomas Kail, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critic's Circle Award Nominations for Best Featured Actor),  Awake and Sing (NAATCO), The Little Foxes (NYTW, Dir. Ivo Von Hove); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hartford Stage, Dir. Lisa Peterson); Masked (DR2, Dir. Ami Dayan); Macbeth (NYSF/Public Theater, Dir. Moises Kaufman); Measure for Measure (NYSF/Public Theater, Dir. Mary Zimmerman).