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Andy Barrett

The co-founder and Artistic Director of Excavate theatre company, Andy has written all of the company’s shows, and has co-directed the majority of them. His other work for stage and radio has included ‘Lily’s Years’, a Sony Award winning series; ‘Dolly’, a cloning meets country and western musical, which The Times chose as one of their top five shows of 2010; and the first ever stage version of  Ibsen’s ‘The League of Youth’, which was premiered by Nottingham Playhouse and which is published by Nick Hern Books. In 2010 he wrote ‘The Story Traders of Sichuan’ for an English and Chinese cast, following a period of research in Chengdu and Chongqing; and in 2013 he was funded by the British Council to work in Kosovo. He is currently carrying out doctoral research into the creation of community play texts (see https://communitytheatreplaywright.wordpress.com/).


Chandradasan is the founder of Lokadharmi Theatre Group andMazhavillu (rainbow), a children’s theatre group,both based in Kochi, Kerala, India. He is the director board member of RRC, Bangalore of NSD. He was a professor in Chemistry at St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam.

He has directed over thirty plays in Malayalam, English, Sanskrit, Kannada, Lithuanian, Finnish and Tamil. Chandradasan won the National award for the best play at Mahindra Theatre Festival for his play Karnabharam, New Delhi in 2008.

For more information on Lokadharmi Theatre, see https://lokadharmi.org/