Sukhesh Arora is an actor, theatre-maker, and teaching-artist based out of New Delhi. He began training as an actor/teacher with the TAG Theatre...
Junoon’s Teachers’ Workshops are arts-based for teachers from all disciplines. They are led by experienced artists keenly interested in the learning process and education. These workshops give teachers a new lens of looking at their profession, understand the various roles they play and draw on the power of performance to communicate with their students.
We are delighted to be bringing Junoon's Teachers' Workshops to the teachers of Nahar International School, Mumbai. The workshop will be conducted by Sukesh Arora, actor, theatre-maker and teaching-artist.
Sukhesh Arora is an actor, theatre-maker, and teaching-artist based out of New Delhi. He began training as an actor/teacher with the TAG Theatre in Education Company in India and subsequently went on to study physical Theatre at Royal Holloway College, London. His work as a performer on stage, television film spans a wide range of genres. He acted in the highly acclaimed productions of Manto (Kishwar Ahluwalia). The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (The Reduced Shakespeare Company), 4.48 Psychosis (Sarah Kane), Physician In spite of Himself (Moliere), The normal heart (Larry Kramer), The Imaginary Life of Dogs (Miguel Cervantes) among others. On screen, he acted in the indie films Perfect Day (Nishit Saran), The Game (Sid Kumar), Dreams in Paperwhite (Hynek Bures), Story of My Life (Priyaom Jha), and After The Third Bell (Ajay Govind). His most recent films include Mantra (Nicholas Kharkongor), Aligarh (Hansal Mehta) and Tamasha (Imtiaz Ali). His upcoming films include Roy (Aditya Bhasin) and Veere di Wedding (Shashank Ghosh).
In 2000, Sukhesh was awarded a Charles Wallace Fellowship to study Physical Theatre at Royal Holloway College, London. From 2003-05, Sukhesh was the Artistic Director of Imago T.I.E. Company, and in 2005 he founded Yellowcat Theatre along with seven other teaching-artists. Yellowcat focuses on creating playful experiences which combine theatre, performance, and games in unusual ways. Sukhesh specialized in working with children, young people, and teachers. His work is based on the assumption that theatre and drama have the potential to transform our relationship with our selves, other selves and the world; theatre and drama are the study of this process of transformation. Sukhesh's work is devised through collaborations and plays out in a wide variety of settings including schools, classrooms, and galleries. He has run workshops and performed widely across India, Uganda, UK, USA, and Germany. Sukhesh designed theatrical interventions for organizations such as the National Museum, Indian Institute for Human Settlements(Bangalore), Pearl Academy of Fashion, Delhi Art Gallery and Jawahar Kala Kendra (Jaipur) among others. He was part of the NCERT committee set up to frame the theatre arts curriculum for schools. He was also part of the core committee which helped to set up the NSD's drama teachers training program in Tripura, the only program of its kind in India. Sukhesh has also been instrumental in designing the theatre practicum of the Bachelors of Elementary Education at Delhi University. In 2017, he coproduced Teach ForLife, a film about the B.El.Ed. program. In 2012, Sukhesh was nominated by the U.S. Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs for the International Visitors' Leadership Program as an emerging leader in the area of Arts & Social Change. In 2015, he was invited as a special delegate to the Augenblick Mal! Festival for Young People in Berlin by the Goethe Institute. Sukhesh has trained in tai chi with Rashid Ansari; in Kalaripayattu at the CVN Kalari Centre, Trivandrum; and in yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Centre, Kerala. Sukhesh is a guest teaching artist in the Elementary Education department of Delhi University.