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Chinmaya Madan
2023 MFA Directing Chinmaya Madan

About Chinmaya

Theatre has been an important part of Chinmaya's life since his childhood. He grew up in a theater family and spent all his early days in different rehearsal spaces, with hundreds of actors traveling to various cities. Chinmaya is an actor, deviser and director. He has worked with some of the best directors in India performing in more than 12 states. He was also the recipient of "Award of Scholarships to young artists in different cultural fields", a scholarship awarded under the Scheme of Scholarship and Fellowship for Promotion of Art and Culture by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India in 2019. He is passionate about youth theater and has worked with kids for

more than five years. Chinmaya believes that theater provides him with the power of making a difference, his work will possess the ability to create emotion, make people feel, make them think, alter their thoughts, and this excites him. Whilst at NIDA Chinmaya’s highlights are directing The Way Out with Actors Centre Australia,

directing Say it to my face by Gloomie in collaboration with Triple j unearthed and assistant directing David Berthold’s production of Falsettos. For the Festival of emerging artist Chinmaya directs Prem Patr, a multi-sensory experience that revolves around different stories and shades of love.