ABOUT US

Aagaaz is the Urdu word for ‘beginnings’.

We strive to relentlessly close gaps in learning, understanding the ‘other’, access, and dignity through engagement with arts practices.

We are dedicated to creating inclusive learning spaces that nurture curiosity and critical thought while creating safe spaces for dialogue, in an attempt to weave a more equitable urban fabric.

At the core are the 11 adolescents from Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti who are growing into arts practitioners, theatre makers, and facilitators. 

Engaging children and young adults across social and geographical boundaries, we relentlessly question ‘what isto probe ‘what could and should be’ to learn ways to act and perform beyond just the stage.

We have taken our work to 10 cities across the country and have performed/are performing in prestigious festivals such as Gender Bender 2016, Saharanpur Pustak Mela 2016, The Old World Theatre Festival 2018, META 2019 (we won the Special Jury Award), The Hindu Metroplus 2019, Equal Festival at Ranga Shankara 2019, Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival 2019, Serendipity Arts Festival 2019.

What we do

Our Team

Shahid

Shahid is a founding member of Aagaaz Theatre Trust and is a part of its Core Group of theatre practitioners. He has performing professionally in plays from the organization’s repertoir since 2015. As an actor and co-facilitator, he has…

Devika Bedi

Devika spends her time walking frantically, staring at walls, drawing fish and drinking coffee. She graduated from Centre for Learning, Bangalore in March, 2015, took a life-changing gap year and then created chaos for a while at Swaraj University,…

Nagina

Nagina is an 18 year old who started doing theatre while still a student of grade 3 in the MCD Primary School in Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti. She has performed in over 12 plays and is a founding member of…

Our Collaborations

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Sanyukta: Email: sanyukta@aagaaztheatre.org, Call: +91-9873853348

Sakhi: Email: sakhi@aagaaztheatre.org, Call: +91-9910128450

Devika: Email: devika@aagaaztheatre.org, Call: +91-8971729080

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