Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: Bsc Delhi University, MBA National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli, 2 year Lecoq based Theatre Program , London International School of Performing Arts
Abhishek Majumdar, is a playwright, theatre director, and Scenographer. Currently, he is the Artistic Director of Bhasha Centre for Performing Arts, Bangalore.
He studied Pure Mathematics and Physics In Delhi University, followed by a brief stint at Rural Management in Xavier Institute of Management in Bhubaneswar. This was followed by a Management degree at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli and finally a 2-year program ( MFA equivalent ) at the London International School of Performing Arts.
Abhishek has trained in the theatre also with specific masters in India such as Mahesh Dattani, Veena Pani Chawla and Avijit Dutt.
Abhishek is a member of the Young Vic Director's network, London and the Lincoln Centre Director's Lab 2012.
His plays have been translated and performed in English, Hindi, French, Bangla, Urdu, Kashmiri, Gujrati, Marathi, Kannada, Czech, and Spanish in different countries around the world. His work has been produced at prestigious theatres and festivals like the Ranga Shankara, Prithvi Theatre, Deutsch Shauspeilhais Hamburg, Deutsch Shauspeilhaus Freiburg, Royal Court Theatre London, Theatre Du Soleil ( ARTA) Paris, Dhaka University, Buenos Aires Dramaturgy Festival, PEN World Voices New York to name a few.
He is a recipient of the Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship, Inlaks Scholarship, Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Award and Shankar Nag Rangakarmi Award. He has held commissions from National Theatre London, Royal Court London, Jan Natya Manch, Prithvi Theatre and PlayCo New York to name a few places.
Most recently his design and direction work was part of the Prague Quadrennial 2019.
He is also actively involved in working on ecological themes in his theatre and a regular participant in Climate Change Arts initiatives around the world. Currently, he is working on a play on the politics of Silence and Nationalism and another on Quranic Exegesis. He has been published by Oberon Books, Bloomsbury, and Palgrave.
His particular interests are in Philosophy of Aesthetics, Religion, History, and Sciences.
He is also currently involved in active research in the mathematical formulation of astrochemistry.