Ashutosh Potdar

Ashutosh Potdar

Ashutosh Potdar is among the most prominent playwrights writing in Marathi. He is also a short story writer, poet, translator, editor and researcher. His plays have been performed at several national and international festivals, such as Bharat Ranga Mahotsav, the National School of Drama, Prithvi Theatre, the International Theatre Festival of Kerala, among others. He is the recipient of the Maharashtra Foundation’s R. C. Datar Award, Bodhi Natya Parishad’s Ashwaghosh Sanman, Natya Parishad’s Manorama Natu Award, and the Maharashtra government’s Ram Ganesh Gadkari Award. His plays have been translated into Hindi. Ashutosh has published the translations of plays by Dario Fo and Jean Genet. He also writes in English and has co-edited a book on performance making and the archive, to be published by Routledge India. He is currently working on an anthology of the best Marathi short stories in English translation. The founding co-editor of हाकाराHākārā (www.hakara.in), an online peer-reviewed journal of creative expression published in Marathi and English, Ashutosh has been teaching English and Indian literature, drama and theatre studies, as well as creative writing at graduate and postgraduate levels for more than fifteen years. He has published his research on drama and literature in English and Marathi in various journals and presented papers at national and international conferences in India as well as in Sweden, Germany, North Cyprus, Denmark, and the USA. He travels extensively to deliver lectures on literature, theatre and cultural practices. He is currently Associate Professor of Literature and Drama at FLAME University, Pune.

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