Ankur Sharma: Phd. in English (Comparative Drama)
Special Research Fellow at Yale School of Drama, Yale University, USA (2014 -2015)
Acting Shakespeare student at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, RADA, London (2016)
Participated in a workshop on Performance Energy at Adishakti Theatre Lab, Chennai (2016)
Founded YUVAA as a Not for Profit Organisation to promote theatre among Young Students in particular and the Residents of the region in general.
Experience: Creative Direction, Social Awareness work and Philanthropic Work with YUVAA - 10 years
Plays Directed: 1 in USA, 25 for YUVAA
Plays Acted in: 2 in USA, 1 in London and 14 for YUVAA
Experience as a Drama Teacher and Actor Trainer: 15 years
Vision: Theatre is necessary for the society. The more we incorporate theatre into our system of education for the young minds the more humane, understanding, sensitive and sensible our future citizens will be, the more developed our society will be. We must build more theatre houses and art centres in our cities.
"Think you only Kings have power? Stand on a stage and hold the hearts of men in your hands. Make them laugh with a gesture, cry with a word. Make them love you. And you'll know what power is."Jennifer Donnelly
Ankur Sharma is a passionate theatre maker, actor and acting teacher. He was a Special Research Fellow at the world famous Yale School of Drama in the USA where he studied theatre direction under distinguished theatre makers and teachers like Elizabeth Diamond and David Chambers. He also learnt acting in the acting classes of Ron Van Lieu, Peter Francis James (Shakespeare Acting) and Walton Wilson. At Yale, Ankur also learnt the nuances of stage design in the Master Classes of Ming Cho Lee. He adapted, translated and staged a play, Muzeum, at the Yale Cabaret Theatre in Yale School of Drama and performed a major role in Ryan Campbell's play The Zero Scenario directed by Sarah Holdren.