Theatre Portfolio

Actor     Director    Improviser    Arts Manager    Production Manager   

Over the last 6 years, I’ve hustled hard as a self-taught theatre-maker – producing plays in 3 different languages, staging texts from 9 different countries, collaborating with international institutions and running a national applied theatre project – because theatre excites me. Here is a glimpse into my journey.

 

Experience

 

 

Projects

 
  • A community-based radio show that brings improv and playback theatre in an audio-only format

    Us Here Now (Hum Yahan Abhi)

    Editor (Tech, Sound)

    A community-based radio show that brings improv and playback theatre in an audio-only format

  • An original binaural audio / headphone theatre piece that explores the act of walking and the sounds that accompany it.

    A Walk, Interrupted

    Creator

    An original binaural audio / headphone theatre piece that explores the act of walking and the sounds that accompany it.

  • A series of practical workshops on digital performing arts management for cultural professionals.

    Digital Tools For Performing Arts

    Facilitator, Course Creator

    A series of practical workshops on digital performing arts management for cultural professionals.

  • A digital theatre production based on conversations between two severed heads in the aftermath of their executions.

    Luz Negra (Black Light)

    Director

    A digital theatre production based on conversations between two severed heads in the aftermath of their executions.

  • An interactive play by Kaivalya Plays that explores the therapeutic connects of improv theatre on mental health.

    Unravel

    Performer and Production Manager

    An interactive play by Kaivalya Plays that explores the therapeutic connects of improv theatre on mental health.

  • A digital theatre production that explores the commodification of gender through data.

    Aguebao

    Performer, Writer, Production Manager

    A digital theatre production that explores the commodification of gender through data.

  • A play on the complexities of the creative process explored through the lens of three friends caught on the wrong side of opinions and aesthetics.

    Footnotes

    Director

    A play on the complexities of the creative process explored through the lens of three friends caught on the wrong side of opinions and aesthetics.

  • A theatrical adaptation of Jorge Luis Borges' most famous short story about a boy with an unforgiving memory.

    Funes El Memorioso

    Performer and Production Manager

    A theatrical adaptation of Jorge Luis Borges' most famous short story about a boy with an unforgiving memory.

  • A theatrical adaptation of Pablo Palacio's short story, one of the first Latin American texts to reference alternate sexualities.

    Un Hombre Muerto a Puntapies

    Lights and Projection Designer

    A theatrical adaptation of Pablo Palacio's short story, one of the first Latin American texts to reference alternate sexualities.

  • An adaptation of Tirso de Molina's play from the golden age of Spanish theatre, re-imagined for Indian sensibilities.

    Marta la Piadosa

    Production Manager and Technical Crew

    An adaptation of Tirso de Molina's play from the golden age of Spanish theatre, re-imagined for Indian sensibilities.

  • A madcap murder mystery in Spanish, fuelled by the eccentric characters of Jardiel Poncela

    El Cadáver del Señor García

    Performer

    A madcap murder mystery in Spanish, fuelled by the eccentric characters of Jardiel Poncela

  • A psychological thriller involving three classmates accused of a horrible crime, based on the script by Kristo Sagor.

    Threesome Without Simone

    Performer

    A psychological thriller involving three classmates accused of a horrible crime, based on the script by Kristo Sagor.

  • A unique digital theatre production based on Gabriel Garcia Marquez' story – The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World.

    Esteban's Village

    Performer

    A unique digital theatre production based on Gabriel Garcia Marquez' story – The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World.

  • An adaptation of Yasmina Reza's Tony Award winning play that explores the connection between taste and friendship.

    Art

    Performer

    An adaptation of Yasmina Reza's Tony Award winning play that explores the connection between taste and friendship.

  • A physical theatre piece written by Badal Sircar that explores humanity's relationship with protests, processions and parades.

    Juloos

    Director

    A physical theatre piece written by Badal Sircar that explores humanity's relationship with protests, processions and parades.

  • A production of Luigi Pirandello's most celebrated works in the Theatre of the Absurd genre.

    Six Characters in Search of an Author

    Performer

    A production of Luigi Pirandello's most celebrated works in the Theatre of the Absurd genre.

  • An exploration of a writer's inner mind by Fourth Wall Productions based on the original script by Manav Kaul.

    Peele Scooter Waala Aadmi

    Performer

    An exploration of a writer's inner mind by Fourth Wall Productions based on the original script by Manav Kaul.

  • A performance of Henrik Ibsen's classic play in Hindi by the Little Theatre Group Repertory.

    Ghosts

    Publicity and Communications Manager

    A performance of Henrik Ibsen's classic play in Hindi by the Little Theatre Group Repertory.

  • A devised performance by the Little Theatre Group (LTG) Repertory that explores the our relationship with plastic.

    Panniarchy

    Publicity and Communications Manager

    A devised performance by the Little Theatre Group (LTG) Repertory that explores the our relationship with plastic.

 

Training

 

While being mostly self-taught, I’ve also attended short-term training courses and workshops from a variety of independent practitioners and companies. 

  • MA Advanced Theatre Practice Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2020-21)

  • Theatre Appreciation Course 2020 National School of Drama India

  • Ecole Nomade 2020 by Ariane Mnouchkine (Théâtre du Soleil)

  • Workshop: Theatre Of The Oppressed by Akhila Khanna

  • Workshop: Advanced Improvisation (Short-Form) by Varoon P. Anand (Kaivalya Plays)

  • Workshop: Basic Improvisation (Long-Form) by Varoon P. Anand (Kaivalya Plays)

  • Workshop: Facilitation 101 (Based on React UK’s Model) by Varoon P. Anand (Kaivalya Plays)

  • Workshop: Body Language for Adults by Bikram Ghosh & Kriti Pant (Tadpole Repertory)

  • Workshop: Physical Theatre Masterclass by John Britton (Duende School)

  • Workshop: Basics of Immersive Theatre by Nayantara Kotian (Crow)

  • Workshop: Introduction to Acting by Saleem Shah

  • Workshop: Deciphering Texts by Quasore Thakore Padamsee (QTP)

 

Recognition

  • Received the Chevening India Scholarship 2020-21 by the UK Government to pursue MA Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

  • Performed in International & National Theatre Festivals like Almagro Classical Theatre Festival, Reconnect Festival, Old World Festival at Indian Habitat Centre, Gender Bender

  • Selected for Writer's Lab Mumbai, an initiative by Soho Theatre (UK) and G5A Foundation

  • Selected to attend INDENT LAB, a contemporary performance lab by Gati Dance Forum

  • Recipient of Gender Bender Grant 2019 by Goethe-Institut Bangalore and Sandbox Collective 

  • Best Play, Stage Play Event – IIM Ahmedabad, Daulat Ram College, Maharaja Agrasen College, P.G.D.A.V. College, Hindu College

  • 2nd Best Play, Stage Play Event – Lady Irwin College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh (E), Jindal Global University

  • 3rd Best Play, Stage Play Event – BITS Pilani, Dyal Singh (E), BITS Goa

  • Finalist, Stage Play Event – Shaheed Bhagat Singh (E), Shivaji College, St. Stephen’s College, IP College for Women, Old World Theatre Festival at IHC

  • Best Actor, Stage Play Event – St. Stephen’s College

  • Best Film, Filmmaking Event – Lady Shri Ram College, Leaders for Tomorrow Youth Festival, Ehsaas (St. Columba’s School)

 
 

 

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