Image: What Have You Done To Me (Nisha Madhan/StephenBain; 2014)

I am a theatre-maker, performance artist, director and producer. I am of Indian descent and I live in Auckland, New Zealand.  My work has been strongly influenced by the time I have spent living in Paris and Brussels. I’m interested in creating work that encourages a collective experience and examines the contract between performers and audiences.

I currently work with two independent companies.

THE TOWN CENTRE is a company I have created for my personal directing work.  I work with a small ensemble of performers on shows that use game-based, structured improvisations.  I like to deconstruct the theatre experience, and I take my cues from companies like Forced Entertainment (UK) and Kate McIntosh (NZ/BE).

Direction: Nisha Madhan. Designer: Stephen Bain. Performers: Ash Jones, Josh Rutter, Lara Fischel-Chisholm, Julia Croft and Simon Haren.

FUTURE HOTEL is an artist collective I created with Stephen Bain in 2009 while we were living in Paris.  Future Hotel delivers public performances that generally involve the element of sound in some way.  We work with wireless headphones, sound triggers and strangers.

Collaborators: Nisha Madhan, Stephen Bain.

Guest Collaborators: Jeff Henderson, Drew McMillan, Sam Hamilton, Lara Fischel-Chisholm.