Monday
Jun202011

Rau, Aysha (India)

“Been working in theatre for the last 20 years as a playwright and a producer... use theatre as a tool to combat violence and also as an instrument to help educate underprivileged children. My goal is to set up India's best performing arts centre in Chennai so that theatre can become a self supporting business. I set up a small permanent theatre space for toddler theatre in Nungambakkam, last year in March. I am pioneering this in Chennai.”

For 20 years: Conducted workshops for children in puppetry, writing, scripting and theatre.

Since August 2010: Conducted toddler theatre workshops for the two and three year olds twice a week at Cheria aana in Nungambakkam.

For three years:

  • ·         Wrote a weekly column for children in the Hindu Newspaper’s Young World Section on ‘Marine Life’
  • ·         Wrote the Marine Life column in a children’s magazine ‘Junior Quest’.

Published: Three children’s books

  • ·         “Marine Life” published by Scholastic
  • ·         “Life in the seas” published by Puffin
  • ·         “Amazing fish” published by Puffin

Published: A short story

  • ·         “The dreamer and other stories” This book was presented to Abdul Kalam in his second year as President of India.
  • ·         “Hey! Listen to me!” by Aysha Rau (a short story from the perspective of a pomegranate)

With publishers: Her manuscript for the fourth book “ The Forbidden Forest”. This is the first of a series of 7 children’s adventure stories books. She is now working on the manuscript of book five which would be book two of this 7 part series.

Working on: An adventure series involving 4 young super heroes. The working title is “Spanish Onion Heroes”.

Acted in:

  • ·         1991 - Jack and the Beanstalk
  • ·         1992 - Sleeping Beauty
  • ·         1993 – Alladin
  • ·         1994 – Cinderella

Scripted:

  • ·         1993 Pinnochio (A Musical)

Scripted, Produced & Acted in:

  • ·         1995 - The Little Mermaid

Scripted & Produced:

  • ·         1996 - Snow White and the Travelling Circus
  • ·         1997 - The Frog Prince and the Royal Catwalk
  • ·         1998 - Puss in Boots
  • ·         2000 - Oddbods ( A musical)
  • ·         2000 – Cleopatra
  • ·         2001 - Elves & the Shoemaker
  • ·         2002 - Robinhood! Wanted for good!
  • ·         2003 - Beauty and the Beast
  • ·         2005 - King Arthur & his nights
  • ·         2006 - Romeo & Julieto in Mexico
  • ·         2007 - Pirates of the Curriedbeans
  • ·         2008 - Robinson Crusoe spaced out!
  • ·         2009 - Shylock! Merchant or menace?
  • ·         2010 - Rip Van Wrinkle!

Produced:

  • ·         1999 - Ali Baba & the forty thieves
  • ·         2004 – Hercules
  • ·         2006 - Don’t Stop Us Now
  • ·         2010 - Kingdom of Joomba
  • ·         2011 - Atita! Outta thiz world! (July 2011)

Produced & worked on the scripts for ten Street Theatre Productions.