India Kotis is a playwright and anthropologist, chiefly interested in why and how the meanings of things change. She is currently a member of the BMI-Lehman Engel Libbretist's workshop, where she is developing a Roller Derby Musical with composer Sabrina Halavi; the Women Playwrights Circle @ Speranza Theatre, and is under commission with The Truth, of Radiotopia. Plays include PHILIA; THE TANGIBLES; HERE BE MONSTERS; BISEXUAL SADNESS, and THE SECRET LIFE OF BICYCLES, among others. Her work has been published by Playscripts, Inc., and developed, produced, and recognized by UCross, The Blank, The Tank, The Road, Young Playwrights Inc., Manhattan Repertory Theatre, G45 Productions, Rascal Arts, The Drama Bookshop, The Jewish Plays Project, and Yonder Window Theatre. Her academic research, most recently a study of sex and gender categories in Umayyad Iberia, has been published in The Macksey Journal, of Johns Hopkins University, and The Lambda Alpha Journal. Kotis graduated from Kenyon College with distinction and highest honors in Anthropology in 2020, and currently teaches Anthropology and Archaeoastronomy at the American Museum of Natural History. She is a member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honors Society, and the Dramatist Guild of America.