Chitra

Manoranjan CIC are delighted to be undergoing their first theatre R&D, which is a modern adaption of Rabindranath Tagore’s original story of Chitrangada. This is thanks to funding from Arts Council England and support from NPO organisation Kala Sangam, based in Bradford, as well as Manchester’s HOME, and Ri Ri’s Dance Academy.
We have completed this research and development, in two stages, at both Kala Sangam and HOME, allowing us to focus on some key areas of this new theatre production, with a wide variety of artists.
This project involves Artistic Director Ria Meera Munshi, who will also be writing this play, being mentored by award-winning writer Louise Wallwein MBE. Ria and Louise have previously worked together as they co-wrote children’s theatre tour of Sue & Sita, for Ri Ri’s Dance Academy.   
This support from Arts Council England, and our partners, is invaluable to Manoranjan CIC as it allows us to create work for diverse audiences, as we re-tell the story in a contemporary manner.
Thank you to Arts Council England and thank you to our partners Kala Sangam, HOME and Ri Ri’s Dance Academy for supporting this project.

Group Photos

R&D Creative Team

Rushi Munshi

Rushi Munshi

Producer

Ria Meera Munshi

Ria Meera Munshi

Artistic Director

Jude Christian

Jude Christian

Mentor Artistic Director

Louise Wallwein

Louise Wallwein

Mentor Writer

Ria Meera Munshi

Ria Meera Munshi

Writer

Supriya Nagarajan & Duncan Chapman

Supriya Nagarajan & Duncan Chapman

Music Directors

Abby Clarke

Abby Clarke

Designer

R&D Bradford

Manorma Joisi

Manorma Joisi

Actor

Vicky Modi

Vicky Modi

Actor

Vikram Grover

Vikram Grover

Actor

Jyoti Manral

Jyoti Manral

Dancer

R&D Manchester

Aarti Shah

Aarti Shah

Actor

Kishen Tanna

Kishen Tanna

Actor

Joseph Lynch

Joseph Lynch

Actor

Craig Hanson

Craig Hanson

Dancer