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Theatre Director & Facilitator

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PG in Dramatics Arts, National School of Drama, New Delhi.

IB Certification in Theatre Arts, ISTA, UK.

BA in English Honors, Women’s Christian College, Chennai.

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Co-founder of Actors' Cult Theartre Group.

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CURRENTLY
Co-founder of Actors’ Cult Theatre Group, Mumbai.

Principal Coordinator of Young People’s Theatre Program wing of Theatre Professionals, Mumbai.

Directing a play based on Gender sensitisation with a group of adolescent boys in the Govandi slum of Mumbai.

Staging shows of a devised contemporary musical “A Kind of True Story”.

Conducting a series of “Using Drama for Learning” workshops for Theatre Professional.

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CONTACT DETAILS
kalyanihiwale@gmail.com
facebook.com/kalyani.hiwale

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Teaching Profile

2011-2014
NSS Hill Spring International School Mumbai, taught International Baccalaureate theatre arts.

2004-2011
Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai as Drama Consultant.

2007 – 2008
Taught Trinity Speech and Drama classes at Villa Teresa and G. D. Somani School, Mumbai.

2000-2002
Vasant Vally School (Times of India Group), Delhi, taught Speech & Drama.

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Directorial Profile

June 2016
Co-directed a psychological thriller “27 02 02 Zaheen Shah" for Actors’ cult theatre group. Opened at Prithvi Theatre.

Sept-Oct 2015
Co-directed a corporate theatre project based on safety and precaution on oil rigs for British Gas, Mumbai.

2013-2014
Directed a devised contemporary musical “A Kind of True Story” for Actors’ cult theatre group in collaboration of Black Boxers Productions, Mumbai.

2012 February
Directed a short play for Kala Godha Festival, Mumbai, with a group of BMC Powai school children. It was an initiative of Salam Bombay, Mumbai.

2012 January
Conducted a two days workshop with 30 children from 6 schools as part of a drive “Save Our City, Save Our Parks” organized by PVR Nest in collaboration with Filament Pictures.

2011 December
Assisted a performance based on the book “Viva Quimede” directed by Etienne Coutinho.

2007 November
Designed Sets and Costumes for Actors’ cult’s production, a musical inspired by Tom Jones’s The Fantasticks – “Aao Saathi Sapna Dekhen” which opened at Prithvi theatre festival, 2007. It ran till 2010 with more then 40 shows.

2006 March
April Received a foreign grant from Arts Network Asia Singapore, for a collaborative theatre project exploring the theme of sexuality and gender through eunuch and transsexual culture.

2006 May
Designed Costumes for Ranjit Kapoor’s “Hum Rahe Na Hum” adaptation of J. B. Priestley’s Time and the Conways.

2005 Aug-Oct
Directed a play ‘Night Song’, a Hindi adaptation of ‘Death and the Maiden’ by Ariel Dorfman. Project was funded by Ministry of Culture.

2004 Feb-Oct
Directed a Hindi adaptation of Ayn Rand’s play ‘Night of January 16th’ as the first production of my own theatre group Actors’Cult..

2004 Jan-Aug
Conducted four theatre workshops with rescued minor sex workers as part of a research grant from CSDS, New Delhi.

2004
Documented the work of eminent theatre directors namely Satyadev Dubey, Vijaya Mehta, Waman Kendre, Ebrahim Alkazi, Habib Tanvir and B.V. Karanth from various sources in Mumbai for Natarang Pratisthan, New Delhi.

2004 and 2005
Directed two short plays on domestic violence with a group of women from Dharavi, Mumbai for International Women’s Day.

2003 December
Conducted a three day Theatre workshop based on ‘Water’ a play by Komal Swaminathan at the WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, CHENNAI.

2003 April-Sept
Worked at MAJLIS a Cultural centre, Mumbai on a SCRIPT FOR A CD-ROM for children. The script was a mix of fiction and non – fiction to tell children the story of spices.