Faculty & Mentors

Some eminent people associated with this program as facilitators and mentors


Gautam, a tireless theatre and film doer for almost last three decades in the capacity of an actor- writer – designer – director. Acted and directed numerous prestigious theatre productions.

Acted in feature films of eminent directors like Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Rituparno Ghosh, Sandip Ray, Anjan Dutta, to name a few. Scripted and directed an array of documentary films (including few international assignments), Ad films, Corporate films and also Feature films. He has conducted various kinds of workshops from Theatre to Film, Corporate to NGOs with varied age groups.

Janardan Ghosh

Eminent theatre actor and director based in Kolkata. He is known for his contemporary approach to theatre and storytelling. Also the creative director (theatre and storytelling) at Culture Monks.

Parnab Mukherjee

A spoken word performer, independent media analyst, curator and a performance consultant by profession, Mr Parnab Mukherjee is one of the leading alternative theatre directors of the Indian sub-continent. Parnab is the knowledge mentor for the top schools in India.

A performance text writer and charismatic performer, he has diverse experience in non-proscenium, verbatim, site-specific and physical theatre.

Parnab is multilingual & a prolific traveler. He is a subject expert on intersection between South Asian cultural traditions and its re-shaped urban practice, sharing the same in various institutions across the world.

The facilitators will be assisted by various other theatre practitioners and movement artists.

Pradip Chattopadhyay

A musician and sound artist of excellence. A prolific performer and also the founder member of the iconic Bengali rock band, Mohiner Ghoraguli.

Sanjoy Ganguly

Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre studies from University of East Anglia UK,Author and Artistic Director Jana Sanskriti – Centre for Theatre of the Oppressed.

Sima Ganguly

Sima Ganguly is a lead actress, director and trainer with Jana Sanskriti an organisation she joined in in 1989. Born in 1964, Sima graduated in Hindusthani classical music, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work after marriage.

Sima is actively engaged in the Theatre-in-Education project recently started by Jana Sanskriti. She has travelled to many countries in North America, South America and Europe as workshop leader and as an actress in performances. She regularly trains groups belonging to FOTO(Federation of Theatre of the Oppressed).


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