Neel Chaudhuri is a playwright and theatre director based in New Delhi. He is a founder-member of the Tadpole Repertory, where he was formerly Artistic Director (2009-2019). His plays with Tadpole include Godspeed (TFA Award for Creative Writing 2009),Taramandal (The Hindu MetroPlus Playwright Award 2010), Still and Still Moving (written in collaboration with the Royal Court Theatre, UK), and Quicksand. Neel is also a mentor at Aagaaz, a community-based repertory in Nizamuddin, with whom he has most recently directed Rihla, an adaptation of Andreas Flourakis’s play I Want A Country. He has worked as a composer and sound designer for Manjari Kaul, Jyoti Dogra, Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust and Third Space Collective. Neel’s interest in sound art, spoken word and audio has resulted in two recent projects: Morning Broadcast, a series of short sound pieces for Munich’s Spielart Festival 2021, and Meridian, an interactive audio performance for mobile phones, commissioned by the Goethe Institut, New Delhi. He is visiting faculty at Ashoka University, the National School of Drama, and is the Head of Dramaturgy at Drama School Mumbai. Neel has received the Vinod Doshi Fellowship, the Aditya Vikram Birla Kalakiran Puraskar and the Shankar Nag Award for his work in the theatre.