Theater Director and Scholar
BRAVA Artist-in-Residence, Vidhu Singh is a San Francisco based theater director, dramaturg and scholar. Vidhu holds a Master’s degree in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Western theater focus and a doctorate in Asian theater from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has been the Managing Director of the Asian American Theater Company and taught theater at Foothill College. At Foothill College, she developed a multicultural theatre studies curriculum that focused on engaging students from at-risk, under-served communities in the performing arts.
As a professional director, Vidhu has explored provocative contemporary plays in a variety of theatrical styles . In 2004, she founded RasaNova Theater to produce bold new plays from across the globe including South Asia and it's diaspora. Her recent production,Dancing on Glass by Ram Ganesh Kamatham, was selected for the National Asian American Theater Festival in June 2011. A graduate of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Vidhu belongs to an international theater directors collective, World Wide Lab, which did its inaugural residency at the Watermill Center in October 2011 followed by a second residency at the Irondale Center in August 2012. World Wide Lab will have their third residency at the Irondale Center in August 2013. Vidhu has played a key role in nurturing South Asian theater in the Bay Area.
Projects at Brava:
- Waxing West