Dr.Prabhath Bhaskaran , (on Sabbatical Leave to Japan)

Assistant Professor
DegreeSpecializationUniversity / InstitutionYear of Completion
1Ph.DTheatre ArtsHyderabad University 2012
2M.P.A.Theatre ArtsHyderabad University2004
3B.T.A.Drama and Theatre ArtsCalicut University2002
4Pre- DegreeEconomicsCalicut University1993
Total Experience: 
6 Years
Area of Specialization/Interest: 

Area of Specialization:

Cross cultural theatre practices.

  1. Collaborating with theatre Roots and Wings (an international theatre group from Kerala) from the year of 2008.
  2. Directing and acting with Japanese Music life (JML) Tokyo from the year of 2006
  3. Collaborating with ITFOK ( International Theatre Festival of Kerala ) from the year of 2010

Classical Indian dramaturgy and Yogic Practice.

  1. Evolving the practice of Natyasastra in connection with Yogic Practice on ancient India
  2. Doing collective research on Indian classical and folk dramaturgy and Tantric Practices 

Autonomous actor training with kalaripayattu (South Indian martial art) and Zen philosophy

  1. Learning Kalaripayattu from the age of seven and teaching in relation with the awareness of an autonomous actor training around the world.
  2. Researching on the relationship between the performing arts of Kerala and Kalaripayattu.

Area of Interest: 

Interested in how theatre shapes and is shaped by society.

  1. Started Bharatha theatre in the year of 1990 at Calicut university (Kerala)
  2. Travelled extensively in north east region of India for giving training to young theatre practitioners with the help of National School of Drama New Delhi.
  3. Guiding “Velipadai” Theatre Group in Pondicherry from the year of 2012
  4. Working with tribes in Kerala from the year of 2013
  5. Collaborating and teaching with Theatre Professionals (Mumbai) from 2009

Keen on the harmony of audience and actor in performance practice.

  1. Practicing theatre in connection with both political and technical aspects of creating harmony in-between audience and actors’

Aesthetic-critical and socio-historical approaches of performance-art making.

  1. Learning and practicing Butoh (Japan) from the year of 2005 in connection with a parallel aesthetic concept.
  2. Conducting workshops on performance art making in relation with the suppressed bodies and its liberations.

Thrust Areas:

Exercising the Theatre of Quietude.

  1. Evolving and directing theatre productions for peace and brotherhood.

Novelty and poetry of an organic movement in theatre.

  1. Practicing collectively in both organic farming and theatre practice as the tradition of world  theatre movement

Spiritual potentiality in Asian theatre practices.

  1. Learning and teachings of spiritual practices in relation with theatre practice of Asian continental

Major Productions: 

  • Cycle Yajna an evolved performance at Pondicherry -2015. http://cycleyajna.blogspot.in/
  • ‘Man woman and dog’ written by Indira Parthasarathy, Pondicherry university-2015
  • ‘Clouds’ an evolved production with the Probationers of National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics, New Delhi-2014
  • ‘Act without word 11’ written by Samuel Becket, Pondicherry-2014
  • ‘Attempts on her life’ written by Martin Crimp, Pondicherry university-2013
  • ‘Time of your life’ a production based on Karnabharam of Bhasa Kavi evolved with Tomoe Tara, JML Tokyo-2013
  • ‘ The Run’ written by Sanker V, Theatre Professionals, Mumbai-2012
  • Homo sapiens  an evolved production with Pondicherry university students-2011
  • ‘Homeless people’ an evolved work with Pondicherry university students-2010
  • ‘Omni bus of Samuel bucket’, three short plays written by Samuel bucker, Trissur Kerala-2010
  • ‘ Coffee Guru’ an evolved production based on the short story of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer with Sadhana India International workshop group from Chile, India  and Argentina-2009
  • ‘Last Breath’ an evolved work with Kazo Ohno Butoh Studio, Yokohama, Tokyo-2007
  • ‘That was my heart’ an evolved work with Tomoe Tara,JML, Tokyo-2007
  • ‘Food for the soul’ a Butoh performance at University of Hyderabad-2007
  •  ‘ Kerala Hotel Koothu’ an evolved production with Tomoe Tara JML, Tkyo-2006

Lectures delivered in India / Abroad:

  • Plenary lectures -National-12 International-6
  • Invited talks National-10, International-5
  • Contributed oral presentations - 15
  • Poster presentations - 2
  • Only attendance National-5, International-2
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Conducted(Last 3 Years): 
Year Programme Sponsor Position held*
2016 One month National Theatre Making Workshop Programme –Cycleyajna Sreevidya Centre for Performance Practice and Research at New Mahe, Kerala Artistic Director
2016 Two days National seminar on Vocationalisation of higher education – A way forward Pondicherry University Mahe Cntre. UGC.  Chairman
2015 One month International Rsidential Theatre Workshop–Cycleyajna Velippadai Theatre Movement, Puducherry, India. Artistic Director
2014 International Theatre Festival of Kerala Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Ministry of Cultre Kerala, India Technical director
2014 United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking on 26th June 2014 in New Delhi National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics, New Delhi Artistic Director
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Participated(Last 3 Years): 
Year Organised Level of Participation* Title of Programme (International/National/Institution)
2016 Theatre Professionals, Drama School Mumbai. Trainer Advanced Workshop Programme- The actor and the Audience. (National)
2016 Sacred Heart College,
Thirupattur, Tamilnadu
Resource Person Workshop on Theatre Making Program (National)
2016 Kalarigram- Pondicherry Paper Presented Tantrotsav.  Presented a paper on Natyasastra and Tanatra (International)
2015 University of Calicut Delivered a talk with an interactive session Theatre making (National)
2014 Department of Performing Arts Presented  Paper Genetic Significance of Theatre Practices (Institution)
2014 Sree Kralavarma college, Thrissur, Kerala. UGC Rsource Person Performing Poetry in Malayalam (National)
2013 Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit. UGC Paper Presented Interrelationship Between theatre and Society (National)
Honours / Awards (if any): 
Year Details of award / Prize Contribution for which awarded
2006 University potential eligibility award by UGC For study Noh theatre  in Japan as part of PhD research
2004  Gold Medal in MPA Direction First rank, MPA theatre arts 2004 batch

Other Commitments:

  • Served as flying squad member to conduct surprise inspection in the affiliated colleges situated in Mahe during the even semester exams conducted in 2016
  • Served as Observer for the University Entrance Examinations 2016-17 at Mahe Centre of Pondicherry University.
  • Served as a member in the interview committee for preparing  a selection list of teaching faculty at Sreenarayana College of Education, Mahe-2016
Projects Undertaken: 
  1. Cycle Yjna – a cultural gathering project funded by Theatre aspirants from all over the world http://cycleyajna.blogspot.in/

  2. New performance making project in theatre making funded by India foundation For the Arts with the collaboration of Pondicherry University. http://www.indiaifa.org/prabhat-bhaskaren.html

Contact Details
Present Address: 
CENTRE HEAD, PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY MAHE CENTRE, MAHE, Mobile No: 07845268768 Email: prabhathbharatha@gmail.com
Mobile No: 
prabhath.pat@pondiuni.edu.in, prabhathbharatha@gmail.com