SATF 2010

Amal Allana

Mrs. Amal Allana was born in 1947 in Mumbai. She graduated from the National School of Drama in 1968, majoring in Direction and winning the Girish Ghosh and Bharat Puruskar Awards

Mrs. Amal Allana (Chair person, National School of Drama, India)

Richard Schechner

Editor, The Drama Review, The Journal of Performance Studies; General Editor, "Worlds of Performance" series; Advisory Editor, Asian Performance Journal and Journal of Ritual Studies; Artistic Director, East Coast Artists of New York

Professor, Performance Studies New York University

Monireh Hashemi

Monireh Hashemi started working in cinema as an actress in Afghanistan since 2004. Because of her interest in film she herself together with Mr. Abdul Hakim Hashemi established Simorgh Film Association of Culture and Art (SFACA) in 2005. Since then she acted in numerous short films as an actress.

Monireh Hashemi (Afghanistan)

Arnab Banerji

He is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Georgia. His Georgia credits include Romeo and Juliet as a dramaturg and light designer for Blackbird and Dance of Hands. Arnab has acted, directed and designed for both University Theatre and regional theatre in India.

Dr. Mohan Agashe

Dr. Mohan Agashe, a Psychiatrist who opted to work in a government hospital rather than to go in for the much more lucrative world of private practice, so as to have equal time to devote to his first love, 'acting'. Agashe has been acknowledged as one of the finest actors on the stage and screen, in the seventies and eighties.


The Encounter is based on India’s renowned writer Mahasweta Devi’s short story. Mahasweta Devi was awarded the Magsaysay Award (which is known as the Asian Noble Prize.) A story of Dopdi and her fight against the military powers that try to oppress the indigenous communities.

Muktidham (Theatrix)

A young man is in search of a better life. The play raises questions about what is important in our lives today. Are we sacrificing something essential in the process of a 'better', more successful life? Muktidham is a touching story of the relationship between a son and his dying father.

Little Clay Cart

The Little Clay Cart is, for Sanskrit theatre, atypically romantic, funny, and thrilling. As one of the earliest Sanskrit dramas, Little Clay Cart was created in South India, perhaps in the seventh century CE.