I am a scholar-artist-activist-practitioner and educator with a deep and singular understanding of the roots, histories, and power of performance. This 4-way commitment and excellence in artistry, scholarship, pedagogy, all directed with a passionate outward activist focus to making the world a better place reflected from the I works I have done.
I teach theatre and performance at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. Currently, I am on leave to pursue my PhD at the University of Birmingham. I aim to create a galvanizing point of my profession and the passion that motivates me to write the play, to direct theatre, to facilitate workshops, to do research and creative dialogue among the diversified communities across the globe.
My research and practice negotiates the synthesized form of European modern theatrical idiom and creative imagination which is based on the paradoxical location of postcolonial identity in Bangladesh. The experimental theatre that I both create and engage with aims to create a new theatre language that reflects ‘post-traditional’ performance aesthetics.
In researching and creating theatre and performance, I beleive in eminent Bengali philosopher and songwriter Fakir Lalon Shah’s idea that "sristi korle shorik achhe" (these Bengali words can be translated as "the creation is a collaboration''). Being enlightened by Gilles Deleuze, I rearticulate that my creative epistemic positionality enthusiastic to create a line of flight in collaboration with other creative and critical beings through the deterritorialization of the rigid system of the enclosure.