Niether a master’s degree from the National Institute of Technology in Trichy nor the lure of a job at Sonata Software in Bangalore could keep Abhishek away from the stage. He went on to enroll for theatre personality Mahesh Dattani’s playwright’s course and was accepted on a scholarship.
FIRST STEP Since 2009, he has been at the helm of theatre organisation Indian Ensemble which is not only a production house for plays in several languages, but also offers training programmes. The same year, the group received the Robert Bosch Arts Grant to produce The Afterlife of Birds which opens in December. Indian Ensemble’s
Treadmill, a memory play about the pace of life in big cities, and Rizwaan, based on the poetry of Kashmiri poet, Aga Shahid Ali have been selected to be part of the first festival of Indian contemporary theatre in Paris in 2012. A TASTE OF FAME His English play Harlesden High Street that explores the themes of home, identity and issues of immigration, won the 2010 Metroplus Playwright Award, hosted by The Hindu. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Each time I want to learn more about something, I do a play on it. Theatre is like university.”
second opinion “He has such a great energy of getting youngsters together, of leading a team.” ARUNDHATI NAG, FOUNDER, RANGA