Reflections on the Indian stage
ANURADHA KAPUR is a well known theatre director and teacher. She was educated at Delhi University and later at Leeds University, England, where she was awarded her Ph.D. Most of her theatre work is in collaboration with visual arts, architects, and scenographers, and has travelled widely nationally and internationally. Her significant productions include Gora,Umrao,Sundari, No Boat in Sight—a performance with Japanese and Indian artists co-directed with Makato Sato—and Bertolt Brecht’s Antigone Project co-directed with Ein Lall. Apart from these, Vijay Tendulkar’s Gidhade and Baby assembled as a text together and called Pata Shahar Mumbai, Heiner Mueller’s Centaurs, Henrik Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman and recently, Mahesh Elkunchwar’s Virasat, are her other critically acclaimed work.
She won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar in 2004 for Direction. She completed her term as Director, National School of Drama (NSD), in 2013 where she was also Professor of Acting and Direction. At present, she is Visiting Professor at Ambedkar University, Delhi, and engaged with curating theatre festivals, teaching and directing in India and abroad—among other places, in Hyderabad, Warwick and Cape Town.
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