The Arts at Play programme is conceived and designed by a creative team that has close personal experience with the arts along with a deep interest and connect with education and the transformative power of the arts.
Sanjna Kapoor is co-founder and director of Junoon, and runs the Arts at Play programme. She has played a leading role in nurturing theatre and the arts in India, including building Prithvi Theatre into the well-loved cultural hub it is today. Since 1987, she has also consistently focused on unleashing the arts for young people through workshops and plays, believing it is a key factor in their overall growth.
Sameera Iyengar is co-founder and director of Junoon, where she plays a key role in designing Junoon’s programmes. Her work with children includes building the Summertime programme of shows and workshops for children at Prithvi Theatre. She holds a PhD in theatre from the South Asia department of University of Chicago, and an SB in Mathematics with a Minor in Theatre from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Timira Gupta is a trained arts-based therapy practitioner, and works at a residential centre for children-at-risk in Mumbai. She is also a primary curriculum developer and trains teachers across various schools. A trained juggler and stilt-walker, her secret dream is to be a circus artist someday.
Savitri Medhatul is the programme manager of the Junoon’s Arts at Play programme. An engineering graduate turned documentary filmmaker and theatre producer, Savitri is the Director of Kali Billi Productions, and brings years of theatre and production experience into our Arts at Play programmes.
Priyanka Ghose is the programme co-ordinator of the Junoon’s Arts at Play programme. She handles the logistics and co-ordination for the Arts at Play programmes. She loves working with and for children.