The Director

Quasar Thakore Padamsee


Quasar is a theatre-holic. He rehearses a lot, watches more, and gives notes to anyone who asks for them. Since 1999, he has directed and produced over 25 plays with QTP; including A Peasant of El Salvador, Project S.T.R.I.P., So Many Socks, Minorities and many others about contemporary social concerns. Internationally he has worked on Tim Supple’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the aerial drama Mind Walking. At present he is also serving on the committee of Tata Literature Live!, writes a fortnightly column for The Asian Age, and is a guide to Thespo, the all India youth theatre movement. He also works as a lighting designer, stage manager, theatre trainer and is a passionate crusader for the survival of theatre in the public consciousness. On the rare occasion when he is not in a rehearsal room, he can be found transfixed by the nearest cricket match, irrespective of who is playing.