Akshat Nigam

Akshat Nigam

Author, Performance Artist

Biography

AKSHAT NIGAM holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature and has worked in the field of Arts Education for nearly a decade. His forte lies in conceptualizing and organising arts-based workshops and in teaching Literature, Creative Writing, Film Making and Cinema Appreciation to children. Akshat worked for 8 years at The Pomegranate Workshop in Mumbai: a private arts education company that runs several programs across the arts for children and adults.

Akshat has conducted Film Making Workshops for children at the International Children’s Film Festival of India at their 2011 and 2013 editions, in addition to numerous workshops in Film Making and Film Appreciation in schools and independently. Akshat has also worked on a number of theatre productions under Alyque Padamsee and Mumbai-based youth theatre collective QTP. He served his traineeship as an Assistant Director to Mr. Rajkumar Hirani on the feature film Lage Raho Munnabhai and did a short stint in Advertising before switching to Education.

In the last two years, Akshat has diversified into the art of Storytelling for children and for adults. He debuted in East of the Sun, West of the Moon, a Pomegranate production, in 2015. His current performance under the collective The Forty Thieves, called Error 404: Life Not Found opened in theatres in March 2016, while another show titled An Uneasy Truce: Stories about Fear opened in June 2016. Both shows continue to be performed regularly.

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