Deepan Sivaraman

Theatre director, scenographer

Deepan Sivaraman, a theatre director, scenographer and also an Associate Professor at School of Culture and Creative Expressions at Ambedkar University in Delhi. Deepan the recipient of Charles Wallace India Trust Award holds BA, MA and M Phil degrees in theatre arts and is also a post graduate from the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design London. His practice-based PhD ‘‘Spatial identities and visual language in Indian theatre’’ from Wimbledon College of Art London explores the possibility of an interactive visual language, alternative to word based drama. He is the founding artistic director of Oxygen Theatre Company based in Kerala.
Deepan, taught scenography at the University of the Arts London for six years and also a visiting faculty to a number of universities in India and Europe including Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, Wimbledon College of Art, National School of Drama New Delhi, Hyderabad Central University and Summer Academy of Art Venice.
Deepan has designed and directed more than 60 performances for various companies and academic institutions in India and Europe and his works have been performed in several important theatre festivals around the world including Avignon, Alameda, Edinburgh, Prithvi, ITFOK, META and Bharath Rang Mahotsav. Deepan is a recipient of Kerala Sangeet Nataka Akademy Award for theatre direction and his works represented Indian scenography national exhibition at Prague Quadrennial 2011. In 2010 His play Spinal Cord received seven Mahindra Excellence National Theatre Awards including best director, best designer, best choreographer and best play of the year award. He served as the Artistic Director of International Theatre Festival of Kerala in 2014. His most recent works are The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ,The Legends of Khasak and Dark Things.