Mohamed Kunju Noushad



Noushad has been a Reader in Theatre Arts at the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication, Central University of Hyderabad, since November 2010. He was formerly Artistic Director of the Shri Ram Centre (SRC) Repertory, an appointment he secured after graduating from ITI. He has directed plays for both these organisations and the National School of Drama (NSD). These including an adaptation of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (Mere Bachhe) for SRC Repertory Company (2009) and Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle in the Mizo language, a collaboration of NSD and the Department of Art and Culture of the Government of Mizoram (2010). He has acted in numerous theatre productions in India and internationally. These include An Autobiography of a Sex Worker (2011) by NSD, staged in Hyderabad and in Kerala, and Kuo Pao Kun’s The Spirits Play (2009), the inaugural play of the Traditions & Editions Theatre Circus, a theatre collective established by ITI alumni, as well as in Creative Lab, a presentation of eight solo works that were the responses by eight artists to the play. The Spirits Play went on to the 12th Bharat Rang Mahotsav in January 2010 after opening in Singapore. He also performed in Portrait of Dora and Helen which participated in Bharat Rang Mahotsav in January 2008 and Japan Foundation’s project Performing Women – Clytemnestra, Medea and Jocasta, based on Greek drama and involving artists from Japan, Iran, Uzbekistan and India, presented in Tokyo and the Seoul Theatre Festival 2007. Others included Teater Ekamatra’s Impenjarament for the Singapore Arts Festival 2005, Chen Hui Wen’s production of Sarah Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis (2005) in Taiwan. In film, he acted in Amal, an Indian-Canadian collaboration film, Wonder, a regional film based on the Navarasa series and a Hindi movie, Magic Lantern, directed by award-winning K. Madhusoodhan.