Chapter Host: Kaivalya Plays
Kaivalya Plays is a multi-disciplinary performing arts organization focused on creating safety practices in the performing arts, innovating theatre formats and mentoring new talent, especially encouraging the presence of women in the performing arts and training arts managers for the theatre. With its roots in the cultural capital of India, New Delhi, Kaivalya Plays curates a hybrid cultural calendar of in-person and online activities across a wide spectrum of artistic fields. Their community of team members, students, teachers, performers and audiences are spread out across the world.
Their Safety Research Study is the first of its kind in India to understand the needs of performers, audiences and spaces to create individualized safety practices for arts organizations.
Their Theatre Management Fellowship is a one-of-a-kind training program for arts managers for strategic management and creative administration of theatre.
Community-Building Initiatives are at the heart of Kaivalya Plays’ work through theatre training workshops, dramatized readings, installations, festivals, and more. Kaivalya Plays’ artistic training is grounded in spontaneous improvisation, lying at the intersection of short-form improvisations (for performances and workshops) and applied improvisation (with a focus on mental health, business, education, training).
Read more about their work on their website (www.kaivalyaplays.org) or follow them on social media (@kaivalyaplays)