To harness the power of art for a more peaceful, equal, just and inclusive society.
A world in which art is integral to our lives, and helps us become more creative, curious and compassionate human beings.
We produce and tour theatre, music and dance productions that continue to perform across the country and internationally.
Is the umbrella under which all our gender centric work and programs are housed. This includes Gender Bender, our annual gender centric arts festival.
We offer short/long term residencies to local and international artists on creative and/or research-oriented projects.
WHAT WE DO
Sandbox Collective is envisioned as a creative and fluid space for artistic exchange,
and our work reflects the sum of the roles we play.
We conceive, conceptualise and curate theatre and arts festivals, for cultural organisations, venues, corporates and other institutions.
We provide India-centric arts and gender related research assistance and mentorship facilities to international artists and organisations.
We curate art trips and theatre-based workshops for children and adults. We also create programs to engage local communities through performances, seminars, discussions and other artist-led engagements as part of our work in the field of arts education.
We produce international shows and tour them across India, as well as new productions created in India by International companies.
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WHO WE ARE
Co-Founder / Artistic Director
Nimi Ravindran is a writer, theatre director and educator who has worked in the theatre for 20 years in various capacities. She was artistic director of Just Theatre, a Bangalore-based theatre group where she produced and directed numerous theatre projects. She served in the core group of Ranga Shankara till 2007 and is on the advisory board of The Company Theatre, Workspace in Kamshet. Maharashtra. She holds a Senior Fellowship in Theatre from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. In an earlier life she worked as a journalist, covering arts and culture, and was Assistant Editor at India Today magazine.
Co-Founder / Artistic Director
Shiva Pathak is an actor, consultant and arts manager. She has worked in the theatre for over 15 years. Her tryst with performing arts began during her college days as an actor and production manager; she has since then worked on projects with some of India’s leading arts organisations – Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Ranga Shankara and India Foundation for the Arts – before starting Sandbox Collective in 2013. She is Director, Bhasha Centre and a Trustee of Toto Funds the Arts. She is also an Art Think South Asia Fellow 2016-17.
Raabiya Jayaram is a documentary film maker who helped set up the video archive for the Archive and Research Center for Ethnomusicology at the American Institute of Indian Studies, Gurgaon. As Director Roughcut Productions she has worked on numerous documentary films on a variety of issues ranging from rural development to gender and sexuality. She has also been involved with the arts both as a performer and arts manager.
Aakriti Chandervanshi is a visual artist, curator and designer from India. As an architectural graduate from Sir J J College of Architecture, the roots of her practice emerge from her keen interest in the historicities of the built environment and relevant debates around the discourse on their conservation. Her dissertation explores relating architecture with psychology (titled ‘Animals in Translation) following which she designed a Centre for Animal Assisted Therapy, which she’s currently pursuing to bring to life in the present day. She is devoted to her work and pets, perhaps not as equally as she would like.
Leya Mammen is a performer, facilitator and production manager based in Bangalore. She graduated from Christ University, Bangalore in 2021 and has since worked with various organisations like Teach for India, Toto Funds the Arts, Lokadharmi Theatre, Our Theatre and Thespo. She aims to create and support art for socio-political causes.
PARTNERS AND COLLABORATIONS
Rimini Protokoll, Germany
Cie Nicole Seiler, Switzerland
Gilles Jobin, Switzerland
Trickster P, Switzerland
Mixed Pickles, Germany
Felix Ott Company, Berlin
Corinne Maier, Switzerland
Yana Thoennes and Magdalena Maria, Germany
Eduardo Conceicao, Germany
Benjamin Brix, Germany
Leisa Shelton, Australia
Ulf Evren, Sweden
The Company Theatre, Mumbai
Patchworks Ensemble, Mumbai
The Tadpole Repertory, New Delhi
Tamasha Theatre, Mumbai
Theatre Professionals, Mumbai
Tram Theatre, Mumbai
The Little Jasmine, Bangalore
MadBall- Deepal Doshi, Mumbai
The Storm Factory, Bangalore
Drama Queen, Bangalore
Vikram Dhote, Mumbai
Nicolas Grandi and Lata Mani, Bangalore
Veda Agarwal, Pune
Mandeep Raikhy, New Delhi
Lost Post Initiative, Bangalore
Dastaan Live, New Delhi
Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council
Santiago a Mil, Chile
Samosa festival , Kenya
Soorya Festival, Kerala
National Children’s Festival, Changanacherry, Kerala
National Children’s Festival, Guwahati
Under the Sal Tree, Assam
Ebong Amra, Kolkata
October Jam, Bangalore
Art in Transit, Bangalore
Old World Theatre Festival, New Delhi
Comedy Festival , Coimbatore
NIV Friends of Art Festival, New Delhi
Deccan Herald Theatre Festival, Bangalore
Ranga Shankara, Bangalore
Navras-Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
Kamshet Arts Festival, Kamshet
Kampala International Theatre Festival, Uganda
WOW Festival, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Tanztage Berlin 2020, Berlin
NGOs & OTHER ORGANISATIONS
Concern India, Mumbai
Magic Bus, Mumbai
QUEST Alliance, Bangalore
Fields of View, Bangalore
VM Ware, Bangalore
Addicts Golfing Society of Southern India, Bangalore
Rotary Club, Indiranagar
Arshinagar Project, Kolkata
CnT Architects, Bangalore
Studio 33, Bangalore
ArThink South Asia, Delhi
Sangam House, Bangalore
Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore
Indo American Chamber of Commerce – POSH Asya
Odd Bird, Delhi
Sitara Studio, Mumbai
Harkat Studio, Mumbai
Terence Lewis Studio, Mumbai
Lost the Plot, Pune
The Giving Tree, Imphal
Studio Nilima, Guwahati
Folkland , Aizawl
RAIOT WEBZINE, Shillong
The Ladies Finger, Bangalore
Radio Active, Bangalore