Abhishek Majumdar

Abhishek Majumdar, Playwright

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Representative Plays:

The Djinns of Eidgah (2017)
Afterlife of Birds (2012)

About the Playwright:

Abhishek Majumdar is a playwright, theatre director, teacher and actor based out of Bangalore. He holds Performing Arts Scholarships from Charles Wallace India Trust, the Inlaks Foundation and the London International School of Performing Arts. His plays have won the Hindu Metro Plus Playwright’s award and the Toto Funds the Arts award and have been produced in India and England. He is also a part of the International Playwright’s residency at the Royal Court London, 2011 with his play The Djinns of Eidgah. Rizwaan, his play in English and Urdu, was part of the selection for the first festival of contemporary Indian theatre in Paris. Currently he is the artistic director of the Indian Ensemble Bangalore and also works with the Head Start Children’s repertory. He is a member of the Young Vic Directors Network, London and the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, New York, 2012. His latest work as a director, Gasha (Hindi/Urdu/ Kashmiri), won the best play award at the META awards in New Delhi 2013.

Source: Oberon Books


Abhishek Majumdar: the playwright fighting death threats with ice cream (The Guardian)

NYU Abu Dhabi Faculty Profile

UC Berkeley Library Resources:

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Pah-La (Full Text)