Shubhra Nayar

 

CV

 

Design for Performance

email : tirasila@gmail.com

ph : 8903227035

 

Education

 

MA in Theatre Design, 2010-11, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

 

Post-Graduate Diploma in Theatre Design, 2008-9, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama 

 

Graduate Diploma in Textile Design(2002-2007), National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

 
Performance Design experience

 

Costume Design, 'Keep Calm and #Tag', directed by Rituparna Bhattacharya and Shabari Rao for Theatre Professionals, Mumbai and the Goethe Institute, Mumbai.

Touring 2015

 

 

 

 

Set Design, ‘The Shawl’, directed by Nakul Bhalla for Sparkplug Theatre Co.

Jagriti Theatre, Bangalore 2013

 

 

 

Script, Design, Puppet construction, Direction : ‘Aduni and the Watertutu’, a production of puppetry

Produced by the Tirasila Theatre Practice in collaboration with Rishi Valley School, KFI, India 2013

 

 

 

Workshop Design and Execution - Enlarging the Moment: Unfolding Life through Puppetry

A two-week workshop with puppet making, puppeteering and set construction through a performance,

with the students of Class 11 at Rishi Valley School, KFI, India 2013

 

 

 

Costume Design, ‘The Plague’, directed by Vivek Narayan for Theatre Counteract

Alliance Francais de Bangalore, 2012 

 

 

 

Set Design, ‘Chapter 2’ directed by Anna Thomas for Jugaad Arts

Rangashankara & Alliance Francais, Bangalore 2012 ; Jagriti Theatre Bangalore 2013

 

 

 

Set Design, ‘The Invisible River’ , directed by Vivek Madan for the Artists’ Repertory Theatre

Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bangalore 2012

 

 

Set Design, ‘Death & the Maiden’ , directed by Ashish Sen for the Artists’ Repertory Theatre

Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bangalore 2012

 

 

 

Set Design, ‘One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ , directed by Arundhati Raja 

for the Artists’ Repertory Theatre, Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield

& the Hindu Metroplus Theatre Festival, Chowdiah Memorial Hall,  Bangalore 2012

 

 

 

Set Design and Documentation for Workshop Support Team, Scenofest, Prague Quadrennial, Czech Republic 2011

 

 

 

Design assistant to Jean Chan (Linbury Awardee 2009) for ‘The Garbage King’ 

Unicorn Theatre, London 2010

 

 

 

Set & Costume Design, ‘Romanza’, choreographed by Roy-Campbell Moore

Summerdance: National Dance Company Wales 2010

 

 

 

Set & Costume Design, ‘Of Birds and Monsters’,  choreographed by Viivi Keskinen

Alternative Routes: Diversions Dance Company, Wales 2009

 

 

Design assistant to Simon Banham for Philip Glass’ ‘In the Penal Colony’, with Music Theatre Wales; directed by Michael McCarthy; premiered at the Royal Opera House, London, September 2010

 

 

Project Assistant, Design, Puppet construction and Puppeteering  - ‘Death and the Nightingale

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, directed by Emma Williams, music by Lucy Rivers

Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan 2010

 

 

Costume assistant, ‘The Speculator’ at the Caird Studio, 

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, designed by Kathryn Brett, directed by George Perrin 2009

 

 

Research Assistant, Puppetry - ‘Legend of the Golden Swans’, 

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, directed by Adele Thomas, music by Lucy Rivers

St Fagans, Wales 2009

 

 

Set and Costume design, conceptual opera, Bartok’s 'Bluebeard’s Castle', Wales Millenium Centre 2009

 

 

Set and Costume design, conceptual, Beckett’s 'Waiting for Godot', Chapter Studio, Cardiff 2008

 

 

Set and Costume design, sound and lighting assistant, 'Merlin the Wizard' with Rotary International 2005

 

 

Costume Designer and co-director, 'Shakuntala', Khel, Theatre at the National Institute of Design, India 2005

 

 

Set assistant, 'Final Solutions' at the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts (Ahmedabad, India), Khel, 

Theatre at the National Institute of Design, India 2004 

 

 

Set and costume designer, assistant director, Jean Annuile’s 'Joan of Arc', Rishi Valley School, India 2001

Ongoing Work

 

The Sprite of the Salt Deep, touring production in progress, The Tirasila Theatre Practice, 2014-15

 

Performance Design for work in progress by Vivek Narayan for Theatre Counteract, Bangalore 2014-15

Executive Commitee member, 

The Kerala Museum,

Madhavan Nayar Foundation, Kochi, India

 

Co-founder, The Shola Trust, Nilgiris, India

 

Founder, The Tirasila Theatre Practice, India

 

CWIT Awardee 2013

Documentation & Print

 

2013 - Photography and Design for the Language of Design, World Stage Design 2013, Cardiff UK

As CWIT (Charles Warlace India Trust) Awardee 2013

 

2009-2010 Research, photography and documentation of puppetry production Death and the Nightingale 2010,

(Portfolio of Professional Development | Shubhra Nayar | 2010)

 

2006-2007 Designing and Teaching, Research and Documentation :  The Chettinad Sari, Tamil Nadu, India

(Project in Collaboration with the M.Rm.Rm.Cultural Foundation, Chennai)

 

2005 Documentation, Tolpava Koothu, leather shadow puppetry, Kerala, India

 

2004 Shoe Making  -  the Paabu shoe, Ladakh Himalayas, India

2010 - present

2010 - present