Akhila is an applied theatre practitioner from Delhi. With a passion for playing a game whenever possible, she designs and facilitates theatre-based interventions for corporates, non-profits, schools and universities in India and the U.S. Akhila’s practice – which she blogs about like a mad person – stems from her training in Bharatnatyam and in the Theatre of the Oppressed methodology. She currently works at Black Box Okhla – a performing arts lab in New Delhi. In the past she has worked for Potomac Theatre Project (New York City), San Francisco Mime Troupe, Imagination Stage (Maryland) and Arena Stage (Washington D.C). She received her BA in Theatre from Middlebury College.
Akhila believes that universality of the arts can connect adolescents across cultures and communities and fully resonates with Aagaaz’s mission to represent their multiple stories on stage.