About Us

Meet the Team

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NILU

Chief Architect

Mr. Nilu is a theatre actor and director with over 25 years of experience. He is also an experienced voice over professional, an emcee, a public speaker and a corporate trainer who has collaborated with some of the renowned theatre groups that include The Madras Players, Evam Entertainment, Boardwalkers, and Latte and Tortilla Entertainment. He has devised the course curriculum on “Voice Acting & Creative Writing” for Manipal Institute Of Media & Entertainment”.

He has acted in various plays a few of which are listed below:

The Odd Couple, Squabbles, The Visit, A Virtuous Burglar, Black Comedy, Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, Funny Money , Barefoot In The Park , Private Lives, Shadow Box, Disparate Housewives, The Good Doctor , The Pushcart Peddlers etc.

Musicals -The Sound Of Music, Grease and The Wizard Of Oz, Pantomimes such as Snow White and The Travelling Circus, Robin Hood and Rumplestiltskin.

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Johnson

Marketing & Promotions

Mr. Johnson is an aspiring MBA professional with over 13 years of experience in the field of Sales and Marketing and is responsible for building and implementing marketing and promotional activities at Dramact. He has worked with some established companies like Reliance, TATA , Aditya Birla Group.

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Prashanth Oliver

Faculty

An experienced theatre performer, director and musician, Prashanth has worked with many theatre companies in Chennai. With much experience in musical theatre, he was one of the 20 chosen cast members from across the country to perform in Disney India's first ever broadway musical in the country, Beauty and the Beast, where he understudied and performed as the titular character, touring with it in Mumbai and Delhi. He is also the vocalist for Greyshack, a prominent Rock band from Chennai. He loves working with children and introducing them to the world of theatre and live performance. He has also directed a pantomime and a musical involving casts of nearly 100 in each.

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Manoj Nair

Principal Resource and Consultant

Mr. Manoj majored in Acting and Musical theatre programme at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He has worked with established institutes such as the Longdean School in Hemel Hempstead, and has been instrumental in generating the criteria for LAMDA (London Academy of Musical & Dramatic Arts) musical theatre exams. He has also worked on projects in London’s West End with Mr.Ivor Novello and Mr.Keith Strachan, renowned Musician and Composer Mr.Nitin Sawhney and Tony award winning lyricist.

Mr.Stephen Clark, and has also done radio plays for the BBC World Service Radio. Besides this he has also taught in various schools across the United Kingdom, Germany and the Middle East and acted in plays by Olivier Award winning Director, Mr.Ray Cooney.

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Gayathri Pradeep

Faculty

Actor / Singer, Gayathri Pradeep has majored in the field of Journalism from MOP Vaishnav College for Women and has secured a diploma for herself in performing arts. Her passion for performing arts encouraged her to become a performing arts instructor. She’s worked in fifteen productions with production groups like The Little Theatre, Stage Fright Productions, Nicholas Productions, Stray Factory, Mactrics, the Purple Rainbow Productions and Mellow Circle within the span of two years, across various genres such as comedy plays, musical plays, mimes, pantomime and physical theatre plays and has also worked as production assistant for the musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar”. She is also a voice artist.

Besides being actively involved in the field of theatre, Ms. Gayathri is also a trained vocalist in western classical music from Trinity College, London, and has been training in Ballet Dancing for a year. She’s currently working with Dramact as a theatre instructor for various age groups.

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Anand Vurgese

Advisor & Founding Member

Mr. Anand Vurgese is a Marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in the field of Sales and Marketing who is responsible for devising strategic business development and promotional activities at Dramact. He has worked with established companies like Airtel, Reliance and Tata. Some of his dynamic strengths would be event management, team building and corporate training.