Atul Kumar is The Company Theatre’s founder member. An acclaimed actor and director with more than 30 years of performance experience, Atul has dabbled with different languages and forms of theatre & has showcased his work all over India & abroad. His basic performance training was in the traditional Indian dance and martial art forms of Kathakali and Kalerippayettu in Kerala. He also learnt from his various travels abroad where he worked with Compagnie Philippe Genty in Paris- France & Sacramento Theatre Company in California- USA. Atul was recently invited by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in the UK to direct for their International Theatre Festival.
He has served as a steering committee member of the International Network for Cultural Diversity, Canada and often participates in conferences, seminars and forums that are concerned with larger issues of art and culture.
Nimi Ravindran is a theatre writer, director and specializes in arts management. She has been a core group member of The Company Theatre for the last 15 years. She assists and advises TCT in the areas of fund-raising, policy-making as well as program development and resource management towards The Company Theatre Workspace. She is the festival director for the bi-annual Kamshet Arts Festival bringing in renowned theatre, dance and music artists from all over the country.
She iworks at Sandbox Collective, Bangalore- an organization that works towards making the arts practice sustainable, tapping into resources for artists, and disseminating their works all over India and abroad.
Kamshet Arts Festival Director
Sujay Saple is a performer, director and award-winning lighting designer. He is an integral part of any TCT performance - devising, ideating and often handling technical & production aspects as well. His lighting designs for recent plays of The Company Theatre have received much critical acclaim.
He has also worked as a theatre teacher at the Kamala Raheja Architecture College, Mumbai and frequently conducts theatre workshops for children and young professionals whilst maintaining a rigorous practice of theatre training himself. He is the founder member of ShapeShift Collective, a performance group invested in exploring movement, visual and physical dance/theatre vocabulary.
Rachel Dsouza is a performer, writer, designer and a director working in varied capacities with The Company Theatre. Her efforts are presently directed towards developing the artistic and administrative programme for TCT Workspace. She also handles all artist residencies at the Workspace and supervises farming activities on the campus. She maintains a keen interest in land preservation and building a self-sustained life/work module for artists at the centre.
She trained in physical theatre at LISPA, London International School of Performance Arts and has worked as a performer with different directors in clown shows, musicals & theatre of objects, amongst other forms.