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education

Master's in Authorial Acting and Pedagogy

from The Academy of Performing Arts (Prague) (2021)

Course based on the intersection of performance, direction, writing, & pedagogy.

Bachelor's in Sociology-Anthropology

St Xavier's College (Autonomous), Mumbai (2016)

workshops

  • Would I Lie to You? - 6 week workshop on digital documentary theatre led by Anuja Ghosalkar and Kai Tuchmann (2022)

  • InFocus - Lighting for theatre workshop led by TechQuartet and Studio Safdar (2021)

  • Milon Mela - Grotowski's method meeting with Indian classical forms at a 4 week residency; led by Abani Biswas (2018)

  • Intermediate Acting - one month; led by Mahesh Dattani (2012)

directing

actor on screen/voiceover work

  • Max, Min and Meowzaki (dir. Padmakumar N.): upcoming film, feature cast | 2023

  • Good Bad Girl (dir. Abhishek Sengupta): webseries on Sony LIV, ensemble cast | 2022

  • xQ Video Lab: host for educational videos | 2022

  • Swipe Ride (dir. Debbie Rao): ad for Tinder | 2021

  • IPL 'India Ki Vibe Alag Hai'  (Supari Studios): ensemble cast | 2021

  • Thinkistan (dir. Padmakumar N.): ‘Natasha’. Season 1 of webseries, on MXPlayer | 2019

  • What If? (dir. Ananya Samanta): short film commissioned by Prague Film School | 2019

  • Vitamin Stree: 'Birth Control and Chill'  (Supari Studios) video on contraception | 2017

  • LaughGuru: Voice-over for e-learning product | 2014-16

  • Iesha: Host of 6 educational videos on reproductive health for pre-teens | 2015

theatre director/dramaturg

  • The Apology (dramaturg) | Mumbai | 2024

  • O Gaanewali (co-director) | Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi |
    2022 - present

  • The First Call, Thespo 23 (director) | online | 2021

  • Art (Yazmina Reza) (director)| NCPA, Godrej Theatre | 2016

production work (selected)

as Production Manager/Executive Producer

  • I Killed My Mother/it wasn't my fault: dir. Mallika Shah (2023)

  • The Unexpected Man: dir. Padma Damodaran  (2018)

  • The Taming of the Shrew: dir. Deshik Vansadia (2018)

  • Il Matrimonio Segreto: dir. Rehaan Engineer (2017)

  • White Rabbit Red Rabbit: Nassim Soleimanpour (2016-17)

Festival Manager (2016)

Manager of Thespo 18, a year-round youth theatre movement in India

as Production Assistant

  • HowlRound for India: Martin E Segal Centre (2021)

  • The Exchange Student: dir. Trishla Patel (2017)

  • Chaar Small, Zinga Zinga Roses: dir. Trishla Patel (2013)

writing

production

actor in theatre productions

Name of Play (Director) Venue | Year

  • Pink is the New Black (Danesh A.R. Khambata) NCPA, St Andrew's Auditorium | 2022 - present

  • The Taming of the Shrew (Deshik Vansadia) Drama School Mumbai, Prithvi Theatre | 2018

  • Wolf (Trishla Patel) Pune | 2018,2022-present

  • The Exchange Student (Trishla Patel) Prithvi Theatre, NCPA | 2017 - present

  • Art (Meghana AT) Godrej Theatre, NCPA | 2016

  • Free Outgoing (Mahesh Dattani) Playpen Terrace | 2014

  • Wisdom (Jeff Goldberg) St Andrew’s Auditorium | 2013

teaching

actor in experimental theatre

Performance (Director) Venue | Year

  • K (Punarvasu) Le Chakallas | 2022

  • Thespo 23 First Call (Meghana AT) Online | 2021

  • Unshared Childhoods (Tanvi Shah) Harkat Studios/Online, Method Art, Theatre at Home | 2021-present

  • 30 Dní / 30 Days (Tinka Avramova) Prague | 2020-21

  • Hayavadana (Lyra Dutt) Veda Factory | 2019

  • Drift (David Somlo, HU), Tangled (Ant Nevin, AU), Trophy (Sarah Conn,CA) Prague Quadrennial | 2019

  • Thespo 19 First Call (Vahi G.) Prithvi Theatre | 2018

  • MPower (Faezeh Jalali) BITS Pilani, Goa | 2018

  • Mystic Memoirs (Divya Rajan) NGMA, KGAF | 2018

  • This World That Crosses Us (Renato Rocha) Prithvi House | 2017

  • Thespo 18 First Call (Akshay Anand Kohli) Prithvi Theatre | 2017

  • The Race Course (Anil C.) KGAF | 2016

  • Does God Not Catch A Cold? (Prthvir S.) KGAF | 2015

  • By Your Side (Pramod Pathak) school audiences | 2012

original shows

  • Plan B/C/D/E | Mumbai, Delhi, Prague, Bangalore, online | 2019-present | winner of outstanding new writing, outstanding director, outstanding actor (female), outstanding production at Thespo 23

  • The Art of Crying | (upcoming)

  • Meghana vs the Universe | Prague | 2019-2020

writing

pedagogical work

  • Faculty at The Drama School Mumbai in-city programme and hybrid course (2023-present)

  • Drama Facilitator at Akshara High School (Oct-Dec 2022)

  • Guest lecturer for Honours students at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, St Xavier's College, Mumbai (2022)

  • Drama Facilitator at Bombay Scottish School (Mahim) - training students for their dramatics competition (2022)

  • Faculty at Buniyaad NGO - teaching English, Communication and Expression (2021)

  • Pinnacle Rise! - corporate workshop facilitator, 2021

  • Programme Co-ordinator at Akshara Foundation for Arts and Learning, for 'Arts for All – At the Theatre (2017-2018)

  • Co-conductor of theatre workshops under Khula Aasmaan NGO, at Thane Women’s Prison (March-May 2017).

  • Workshop conductor, Akshara Centre: public speaking workshop for college girls (April-May 2015)

academic writing

  • Play by My Rules - reflections on the relationship between audience and performer in Plan B/C/D/E (2021, Master's thesis)

  • Sukoon – Drama and Discovery in an Indian Prison (2018, published in Teaching Artists’ Journal, Routledge)

  • My House, My Rules (2017, seminar paper at the department for Public Policy St Xavier's College)

The following papers were written during my Bachelor's studies at St Xavier's College, Mumbai.

  • The Dramaturgy of the Lavani Spectator (2016, Sociology of Gender dissertation)

  • Sex and the State: India’s reproductive health policy (2016, Applied Anthropology dissertation)

  • Spreading Democracy: the role of the United Nations (2015)

  • Harry Potter and Ideological State Apparatus (2014)

editing

  • Hello Farmaaish Playbill (2018): Aadyam production

  • Thespo Ink editor(2016-17): hosted on issuu.com

  • Thespo 18 Magazine Editor (2016): festival magazine

  • Eidos (2015-16): research journal of the Sociology-Anthropology department at St Xavier’s College

Meghana AT

theatre maker/

writer/pedagogue

co-founder - tafreehwale

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