Niladri has a diverse range of practice and experience : after an initial training in ‘theatre of the deaf’, and sign-based work, he developed a passion for creating visual narrative, working with different theatre companies including Red Ladder, Merseyside Young People’s Theatre, and Major Road (where he set up an Asian youth theatre project).
He then became artistic director of tutti frutti productions, a company specialising in creating highly accessible, visual theatre for family audiences. Core funded by Arts Council England, the company toured extensively to venues across the UK (including the National Theatre and the Manchester Royal Exchange as well as schools and far flung village halls). The company also created co-productions with various organisations (including the Lyric Hammersmith and the West Yorkshire Playhouse) and performed at international festivals.
Niladri has explored all sorts of other creative projects such as developing the product and brand for a fairtrade chocolate company, and (as the executive at the Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester) envisioning and realising the major redevelopment of a building of considerable architectural and cultural significance. He is presently creating new work as a designer/maker using laser technology, and with a particular interest in light.