Natasha Kathi-Chandra

Artistic Associate

Natasha is an international theatre director, writer, dramaturg and facilitator based in London, UK and Hyderabad, India.

She most recently worked as the Associate Director on East is East at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, National and Chichester Festival Theatre.

In 2008 she founded a youth theatre company Ingenium Dramatics in Hyderabad to encourage young people to explore West End style theatre leading the company as Artistic Director for five years. In London, she founded an arts company Namashkar with the aim of challenging and changing roles for South Asian women both on and off stage and with her company wrote and directed The Infinite Line between Dating & Dying (White Bear & Etcetera Theatre) and Om Shanti F*ck ( Arcola, Battersea Arts Center, Camden People’s Theatre). She has also had her writing feature in Titola Dawudu x Tamasha Theatre’s Hear Me Now Monologues.

Alongside this, Natasha loves engaging with emerging artists, young people and the community. She has facilitated the Creative Learning Program at Park Theatre (2014-2021) and has worked with London College of Music, UAL and Fourth Monkey drama schools.

She is an Associate Director for Kali Theatre and has assistant directing credits from Stratford East, Royal Court and National.

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