Resource Persons

Prof. Waman Kendre, Director National School of Drama, is an eminent theatre personality with a vast  teaching experience spans almost thirty years, and he has conducted more than two hundred and fifty workshops on varying aspects of theatre, in India and abroad (America, Mauritius).His multifarious contribution in the field of theatre have been acknowledged with various awards including the National Award conferred by the President of India for Theatre Direction (Sangeet Natak Akademi, 2012), the first Manohar Singh Smriti Puraskar (Instituted by NSD & the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, for outstanding multifaceted contribution to the field of Theatre Arts, 2004), the Mumbai Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya Award (1989), Eight times Maharastra Govt. State Award, Sahyog Foundation Award (1999), Marathwada Gaurav Award (2002), Maharashtra Times Award (2006), Natya Darpan Awards (1989, 1992, 1996), Padmshri Daya Pawar Smriti Puraskar (2007), and State Award for Best Music (Priya Bawari, 2012) among others.

K.G.Krishnamurthy, lives and practices theatre in Heggodu, a small village in Karnataka.Mr Krishnamurthy  specialized in Direction and enriched his knowledge and experience. He awarded fellowship from NSD for one year to study ‘Many Styles of Folk performing Arts in North Karnataka’ under the supervision of Dr. Chandrashekara Kambara. He studied and practiced ‘Sannata’ form in that period and later he used it in modern context. He was a visiting faculty for some time at School of Drama Trichur, Kerala, where he directed the plays like NAGAMANDALA, SHATRAJ KE KILADI, MOTHER COURAGE etc., in Malayalam.

Kuljeet Singh: Actor-Director- Teacher, Known for his restrained performance in films like Margarita With A Straw & Amu, Kuljeet is the founder and  Creative Director of Atelier Theatre, a Delhi based theatre group.His vast experience of performing includes several theatre productions under the direction of M.K.Raina, Avtar Sahni, Surendra Sharma, Roysten Abel, Anna-Helena McLean and VK Sharma, as well as acting in Shonali Bose’s National Award winning film AMU, Imtiaz Ali’s ROCKSTAR and Sharad Nigam’s

Dr. Arcahana Srivastava, HOD, Dramatics, Rajasthan University has directed, designed and scripted a number of plays including- Court Martial, Gadal,Meera Naachi, Aala Afsar, Aurat, Andher Nagri Chaupat Raja, Toba Tek Singh, Gadhe,Aisa Bhee Hota Hai, McBeth, Virasat, Manto Ki Kahaniyaan, Sandhya Chhaya, Raaji,Hyku etc. Worked with Eminent Personalities from Film & Stage like-Bhanu Bharti, Berry John, Konrad Zedirich, Panchanan Pathak,Bhaskar Chandrawarkar, BV Karanth, B.M. Shah, Mohan Maharishi, Ram Gopal Bajaj,Mohan Upreti, Devendra Raj Ankur, Reeta Kothari, Kirti Jain, Prasanna, Uttara Baokar,Naseeruddln Shah, Amal Alana, Nisar Alana, Ranjeet Kapoor, Anuradha Kapoor, Raghunandan, Robin Das and Sartaj Mathur etc. She is honored with ‘Shiksha Vibhushan Samman’ – 2010.