Natya Chetana:A Cultural Action Organization and Resource Center For Mass Awareness
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Founder :


Mr. Subodh Pattanaik, Born on 1st February 1964, at Chhatrapur (Ganjam), is the Founder Director of Natya Chetana, who conceived the idea of ‘Theatre for Awareness’ in 1986. He is a Graduate in Drama from Utkal University of Orissa. After  graduation he worked for the Oriya film industry for some time. He also has done some television productions. Since 1988, he devoted fulltime to theatre and Natya Chetana. He motivated drama students, folk artists, amateur theatre artists  and social volunteers to develop Modern Indian Theatre style with a social commitment. He has established  two such models known as - Cyco Theatre and Intimate Theatre. He has been writting and directing  plays of Natya Chetana. He has received important short-term trainings and exposures from abroad. He is known as playwright and theatre director of the state. He is the  Master Trainer conducting  theatre workshops using participatory method of training. He has been regarded as the Resource Person on cultural communication and design of campaign programme.  He has been acting as the Artistic and Administrative Director of Natya Chetana since its inception.  He has been invited regularly since 1993 to international events abroad. He is representing Natya Chetana as a member of IDEA (International Drama Education Association) since 1995 till today and have been elected for different position in it.