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Tushar Mathew is a theatre maker, teacher, and actor.
Tushar’s teaching focuses on the intersection between movement and our relationship to the environment. He is also deeply interested in how the playing of games acts as a portal towards physical awareness, ensemble building, listening, conflict resolution, and storytelling.  

From 2017-19, he worked at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre as Faculty (co-teaching games and sports, and the adaptation project) and Marketing Director, and was part of the Dell’Arte Company.
In 2017, he co-founded the Otherland Theatre Ensemble, a physical theatre devising company who tell stories of underdogs and outcasts who inhabit outrageous worlds and are moved by universal struggles. Their play Forgive us, Gustavito won “Best of Fringe” at the Charm City Fringe Festival in Baltimore in 2018. 

From 2020 - 2022, he taught at the Drama School Mumbai as Faculty and Associate Course Leader, and was a Facilitator with the Non-Profit Paani Foundation where he conducted workshops for primary school students about water conservation and climate change.

About

Education

PG, Drama School Mumbai
M.F.A., Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Creative Works

A Zoom Call Re: Birds (Indian Ensemble)

2021
Co-Creator/Performer

The Adventures of Detective Private!

2021
2017-21
Creator, Performer

Bedtime Books with Bumbles (School Library Project)

2020
Creator, Performer

Finale (In collaboration with Steina Öhman)

2020
Co-Creator/Performer

A Good Neighbour

2020
Ongoing
Creator, Performer

Forgive Us, Gustavito!

2019
2018-19
Co-Creator/Performer

Prodigal Son (Redwood Curtain Theatre)

2019
Actor

My Friend Hafiz (Sweet Can Productions & The Levins)

2019
Actor

Eli and The Bear

2018
2017-18
Co-Creator/Performer

The State of Jefferson Picnic (Dell'Arte Company)

2017
Actor

The Order of Pan - An Original Adaptation of Peter Pan (North Coast Preparatory Academy)

2018
Writer, Director

The Curious Climb of Cutter Chee - An Adaptation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Drama School Mumbai)

2014
Actor

Hansel and Gretel - The Musical (St. Andrews College)

2013
Writer, Director

Awards & Honors

Best of Fringe, Charm City Fringe Festival for Forgive Us, Gustavito!

2018

Best Play, Best Director for Hansel and Gretel- The Musical (Olio Theatre Festival)

2013

Grants

Recipient of the Nancy Lafrenz Memorial Scholarship for Eli and The Bear

2017

Global & Civic Engagement

Stories in the Tent (Dell'Arte Company)

2019
2018-19
Director, Performer

Timber Clowns (Timber Ridge Assisted Living Facility, McKinleyville, CA)

2018
2017-18
Co-Creator, Performer

Humboldt Can Help - A Fundraiser for Puerto Rico (Dell'Arte Company)

2017
Co-Director/Organizer

The Light in the Window - A Fundraiser for Humboldt CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

2016
Co-Director, Co-Writer