Best Director and Best Original Script
Faezeh Jalali is the Founder of the theatre collaborative, FATS Theatre, Mumbai. She is an actor, director, choreographer, teacher and trainer.
As an actor, Faezeh, has been part of several plays in India and abroad; some of which include, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tim Supple), Arms and the Man (Naseerudin Shah), The Djinns of Eidgah ( Richard Twyman), Thook (Abhishek Majumdar). The Trestle at Popelick Creek, Ursula and Kaspar (Rehaan Engineer), As You Like It (Blake Robison), The Bacchae of Euripides and Three Sisters(directed by Elizabeth Craven), Pericles (directed by Joe Haj), among others.
She has directed, Jaal (by Annie Zaidi), for Writer’s Bloc 3, All in the Timing (by David Ives), Re-Lay (adapted by Abhishek Thakur), Dream Catcher (by Vijay Nair, co-directed with Trishla Patel), Objects in the Mirror are Closer than they Appear (co-directed with Choiti Ghosh) and recently directed a monologue (performed by Anu Menon) for Rage’s One on One 2.
Best Light Design
Arghya Lahiri is a theatre director, lighting designer, writer and filmmaker. He is one of the founder members of QTP Entertainment, and also helps run Thespo- an annual youth theatre festival. His first novel, “How Not to Make Money” which was co-written by Raj Kundra, was recently published by Random House India.