Saumya JoshiSaumya Joshi is an Indian poet, writer, playwright, director and actor associated with Gujarati language literature, theatre and films. He is known in Gujarati theatre for his plays Welcome Zindagi and 102 Not Out. Greenroomma (2008; In the Greenroom) is his collection of poems. He has been awarded by Chandravadan Chimanlal Mehta Award for his contribution to Gujarati theatre in 2013. He is also recipients of the Yuva Gaurav Puraskar (2007) and Takhtasinh Parmar Prize (2008-09).
Abhinay BankerAbhinay Banker’s dynamic nature is apparent in his humility and profound regard for the people and environment around him. He has been dazzling audiences with his versatility as a recognised actor, director, and writer of Gujarati Cinema and Theatre for over a decade. He debuted in 2006 with the play ‘Unsuni.’ Abhinay became a sensation and garnered the appreciation of audiences for his musical presentation as actor and director of Main Tenu Phir Milangi, in 2011. Through his plays, Abhinay has brought to life myriad stories and literature on stage. Some of his unparalleled performances include Welcome Zindagi, Samudramanthan, Chalta Phirta Bambai, Kasturba, Akoopar, Koi Pan Ek Phool Nu Naam Bolo Toh and many more dynamic plays. He is also the founder of Actor's Theatre Ahmadabad, a group of theatre artists, and is the founder-director of Aarambh Arts Academy. The workshops held by him have trained various theatre artists across Gujarat. Discover the vast world of theatre and gain an insight into the mind of Abhinay Banker at Abhivyakti Edition 4!
AMIT KHUVAAmit Khuva is the personification of the term "prodigy." A stand-up comedian, Amit has been making people laugh with his insights and punches since the age of 7. The India Book of Records has recognized him as the youngest comedian of India. He has been featured in various TV shows and is globally acclaimed for his sense of humor. Amit Khuva's enthusiasm for humour is seen in his extensive understanding of the genre. He has mastered 38 types of comedy and is presently working on his PhD in the 39th. He is also the founder of India’s First Comedy Training Academy and has proficiently trained many comedians across the globe. Amit’s comedy binds people in a harmony of laughter and his insights and observations are versatile enough that his jokes are relevant from a 5-year-old child to an 80-year-old man. As a content creator of the Humor Category. Amit aspires to expose the audience to new and unexplored forms of comedy and bring something new on stage. Get your funny bones tickled by Amit Khuva in Abhivyakti Edition 4
Vaishakh Ratanben is an actor, writer, song writer, poet and director in hindi-gujarati theatre and cinema industry. He has worked with best directors of gujarati industry and he has also done light design in many plays. He has played lead roles in gujarati movies like 16 fight against ragging, vandha vilaas, oxygen and afra tafri. In hindi cinema, he has played roles in films like saaheb biwi aur gangster, manto, jayeshbhai jordar. His poetries have been published in two books, one of them has received national level award.Read more
“Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.” Ankit Gor lives by this quote. He, quite literally, gets people out of their comfort zones and makes them think through his art and on the other hand, he himself finds solace in art. Ankit decided that he wants to get into storytelling, be it through any medium. He felt that there are a lot of instances that happen around us that need to be told and shared. And it is hence that all his work have some message or the other, on a topic that otherwise is rarely discussed.Read more
Anahita is a queer performing artist, activist, writer and educator. Their performance interest lies in the exploration of how types of space, performance mediums and bodies interact with one another and the audience experiences. They also work a lot with how and what stories are told, trying to move away from the usual narrative styles and stereotypes, and bringing stories that are unheard onto the stage. A lot of their work comes from their own curiosities about the world.Read more
Rupanshi Kashyap is a talented young Kathak dancer. She has trained under the renowned Kathak Guru Padma Bhushan Kumudini ji Lakhia at the Kadamb Centre for Dance in Ahmedabad Having grown up into an attractive young solo dancer, Rupanshi is a very promising performer. She has mastered various aspects of the classical Kathak repertoire which are Laya-Taal , Padhant , Anng Shuddhi and Abhinaya.Read more
He is a matured film director and has worked in more than 80 plays and worked in more than 20 films. In the year 2019, he received award of best supporting actor for the movie named, ‘Hungama House’.Read more
Chhaap (Akshay Sharma)
The concept of Remote Control Nukkad Natak by Chhaap is an idea to upgrade the mass communication tool of street play to a higher level of crowd interaction. This concept of street theatre gives the audience a chance to be a part of the act and to weave the story ahead as per their way. The play, on various instances, provides the audience two different options to proceed with the story line, and every option makes the story unfold accordingly. The play is constructed in such a way that every alternative has a different scene or reaction to follow and…Read more
Gaurang Anand mainly does theatre and photography. Since 2001, he is active in theatre. After 2004, it is first time that Gaurang is coming up with the play as a director.Read more