Noushad Mohamed Kunju is presently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication, Central University of Hyderabad, India. He is a member of the Intercultural Theatre Institute’s examination board. He is also visiting faculty of the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi, Theatre in Education Tripura, Film and Television Institute of India, and the Drama Department at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He was formerly Artistic Director of the Shri Ram Centre (SRC) of Performing Arts, New Delhi, after graduating from the Intercultural Theatre Institute in 2005. Prior to this, he also worked as an artist at NSD Repertory Company from 1999 - 2002. He holds a Diploma in Dramatic Arts from NSD (1996 - 1999) and a Bachelor of Theatre Arts from Thrissur School of Drama, University of Calicut, Kerala (1993 - 1996).
His directorial ventures include Mere Bacche, an adaptation of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (2009); William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2009); Girish Karnad’s Hayavadan (2008); Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull (2008); Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle (2010) in the Mizo language, in collaboration with the Department of Art and Culture of the Government of Mizoram; Reflections (2011), a devised performance with students from the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Hyderabad which was staged at the National Theatre Festival in India (2012) and invited to the International Festival of Theatre Institutes (2012) by NSD; Girish Karnad’s Nagamandala and Euripides’ The Trojan Women (2015 and 2017); Saahasi Aamla (2017), a Nepali adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children for NSD Repertory Company, Gangtok, Sikkim; Vijay Tendulkar's The Cyclist for ITI (2018); and King Lear (2019) with students from the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Hyderabad.
1. Actor, KUTAY (2021, eKomunidad Asia Performance Festival, The Japan Foundation, Manila & Komunidad X; Online)
2. Speaker, Masterclass for Film Enthusiasts (2021, MACTA; Online)
3. Actor, BUS (2021, Rangbhoomi Spaces & Events)
4. Director, Fill The Space (short film) (2021)
1. Best Director (Outstanding Achievement Award), Tagore International Film Festival for Fill The Space (2021, India)
Last updated: 19 January 2022