My larger vision towards art is to make “political art popular”.
Present - Masters in Theatre
DAS Theatre, Amsterdam University of the Arts, The Netherlands.
2019 - MA Society And Culture, IIT Gandhinagar, India
2015 - MA Education, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India
2013 - B.Sc. Physical Sciences, University of Delhi
Artist residencies & Summer School
Invited artist to Curate a space, at Theatre Spektakle, Zurich, Switzerland. August, 2020
Invited artist residence for Imaginary School, “Visioning the future of Performing Arts.” Giesen, Germany.
Attended block programme of DAS Theatre, designed by Motus. Santracangelo, Italy. Sep-Oct, 2019.
Invited resident artist for Zurcher Theatre Spektakle, Zurich, Switzerland, August 2019.
Selected Archa Theatre: International Summer School on Theatre in Social Context, Prague. 2019
Invited to facilitate a workshop with Canadian artist Kayla C, at 16th ArtsWells festival, Canada, 2019
Selected and invited for fully sponsored Apprenticeship, Bread & Puppet Theatre, Glover 2018.
Participated in IETM, Fuzine, Croatia, June 2018.
Current: The Space, Amsterdam, Space, which work in collaboration with various existing venues and curate performances with food in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2019
The Lunch Club cofounder with Swedish Curator Tom Oliver, at DAS Theatre. Amsterdam. 2019.
Sabarmati Cafe and Theatre, IIT Gandhinagar, Founder and Curator. Ahmedabad India 2017-19.
Dor, the Moving School, Delhi, An expedition based educational organization. Physical practices such as travel, theatre, sports, and dance were a medium of teaching. 2016-18.
The Theatre Society of APU, Founder, Bangalore, India 2015.
Artificial Blue, Delhi, founder of the campaign designed to raise awareness on issues related to masculinity. 2013-17.
The Fotons, Delhi, Founder, 2011 to present. India.
Academic Research and Fellowships
Author of a chapter, on theatre and disaster risk reduction, Published by Springer. 2019
Received Talent Grant, from AHK, Amsterdam The Netherlands. 2019
International Conference: AIT, Thailand Presented a paper on the use of theatre in disaster risk reduction.
Awarded Hack India Education Fellowship, 2016.
Awarded Gram Fellowship, 2017.
Awarded Explorer fellowship, 2018.
Directorial Works (Selected)
Carnival, “The Fest of Bodies”: 2012, 2015-2017 Written, conceptualized and Directed by Pankaj Tiwari. A play on body politics and gender issues. Came after December 2012 brutal rape case in Delhi, India.
30 Days in September: Written by Mahesh Dattani and Directed by Pankaj Tiwari. A play on the issue of child sexual abuse, with over 30 performances in various cities across India. (2011-16)
The 7 inch State: Written by Prabhash Chandra and Directed by Pankaj Tiwari, an adaptation of Kubrick’s film “A Clockwork Orange”. Performed at Muktdhara Auditorium, Delhi. (2016)
Laal Batti Express: 2014-2018 Evolved from the life experiences of daughters of sex workers in Mumbai, facilitated by Pankaj Tiwari. The play has been performed at various venues in India, as well as at various spaces in USA, UK and Europe.
They Do not Move 2016-2018 Performed at Hyderabad, Pondicherry, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, and Delhi.
The Souvenir: A collaborative storytelling project. Curated by Pankaj Tiwari. A six-week-long project, using different public spaces, and a new story every time. 2018.