Natasha Kathi-Chandra

Associate Director

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

She is currently the Associate Director at Tara Theatre, London.

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 and the LIT anthology edited by Rikki Beadle-Blair.

Some of her other past credits as director include DNA (Tara), Artists Make Space (Stage UK Nominated, Tara, Birmingham Rep, Contact), It kind of looks like a Doughnut (Pleasance), 4 Stages (Offie Nominated, Bread & Roses), Sad about the cows (Tristan Bates), The Wolves (London College of Music), Angels in America (Fourth Monkey) and as Associate Director on East is East (National, Birmingham Rep, Chichester Festival Theatre) and award winning AMMA (Tara).

Alongside this, Natasha loves engaging with emerging artists, young people and the community. She led & facilitated the launch of Tara Theatre’s Young Company and she has facilitated the Creative Learning Program at Park Theatre (2014-2021). She has also 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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