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Sudhanva Deshpande, Executive Director
Sudhanva Deshpande is an actor, theatre director, and publisher. He's been with Jana Natya Manch since 1987, acting in, helping devise, and directing dozens of plays, both on the streets and in closed spaces. He's performed, and led workshops, in several countries, including Palestine, South Africa, the US, UK, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands. Since 1999, he's been Managing Editor at LeftWord Books. He has co-directed two documentary films on the theatre legend Habib Tanvir and his group Naya Theatre, and has taught at several institutions, including National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He is part of the Core Team for SMART, India's only theatre management training programme.
Priyanka, Programme Manager
Priyanka is an actor and production manager with Jana Natya Manch since 2016. She is the programme manager of Studio Safdar since July 2018. She has managed and organized various activities in Studio Safdar including the Museum of Ordinary Objects, Shadipur Natak Utsav, etc.
MD Mustafa, Technical Incharge
Mustafa is with Studio Safdar since October 2019. He is responsible for managing and maintaining all the technical equipment in the space.
Shankar Kumar, Maintainance Incharge
Shankar is with Studio Safdar since September 2019. He is responsible for the overall maintenance of the space, crowd management, etc.
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