Author: Readings in the shed
Nikhil Katara is the Founder and Artistic director of Readings in the Shed. As a writer he initiated his journey with his own production titled "The Unveiling", a science fiction drama in the year 2011. It won much appreciation for its scientism and philosophical themes. The play opened at the 'Kala Ghoda Arts Festival' and had an initial run of ten shows. To strengthen critical thinking he studied a masters in arts program in 'Philosophy' at the Mumbai university with optionals in Kant, Greek Hellinistic Philosophy, Feminism, Logic and Existentialism. He also worked at 'Entertainment Bay', where he wrote a short play for 'Pidilite' that traveled to Delhi and Indore. He participated in the "Hard Places" young writers workshop by Rage productions where his play "In The Moment" won a critique by Mercury theatre (London) director Dave Norton. He conducts a reading club where writers, philosophers and directors in the city of Mumbai critique contemporary, original and classic plays on a weekly basis. He is presently writing his first novel, and writing book reviews and opinion articles in the One India one people magazine. He was associated to the free press journal for a few years and he wrote many book reviews for the newspaper. He wrote the play "Yatagarasu" which opened at the Prithvi theatre in June 2016 and then traveled to Chennai and Bengaluru for the 'Hindu Fest'.