Practitioner, Director and Activist
Kuljeet is an Assistant Professor in the department of English, University of Delhi and he is the Director of Atelier.
Besides his teaching profession, he is practicing theatre since his college days and his interest lies in Visual, Performance and Film Studies. His M. Phil dissertation thesis is on the history of theatre on the campus of the University of Delhi. His vast experience of performing includes several theatre productions under the direction of M.K. Raina, Surendra Sharma, Roysten Abel, Avtar Sahni, Anna-Helena McLean and VK Sharma, as well as acting in Shonali Bose’s National Award winning film AMU and Sharad Nigam’s INTERVAL.
He has directed three productions for Atelier Theatre: Self scripted Goodbye Blue Sky, Barrie Keeffe’ SUS and Jean Anouilh’s Antigone. His magnum opus Goodbye Blue Sky was awarded by Sahitya Kala Parishad in 2006 and has been performed in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkatta. He has also directed half a dozen productions for college students and more than 20 one-act plays for different schools in Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
He is a faculty in Theatre and Dramatic Arts with schools of repute, and is instrumental in developing and implementing methodologies of teaching and effective incorporation of specific elements of drama in the classroom.
He has conceptualized and designed five Theatre festivals in the past successfully. In his personal capacity as a socially responsible citizen, he dedicates a substantial part of his time to social work specifically for the benefit of street children and rag pickers.