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Waman Kendre to be next National School of Drama director

Vanita Srivastava, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 30, 2013
First Published: 02:04 IST(30/7/2013) | Last Updated: 02:05 IST(30/7/2013)

Waman Kendre will be the new director of the National School of Drama (NSD).

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Kendre, a student of NSD has done his post-graduation and research in Kerala’s folklore. He was one of the frontrunners of the Dalit theatre movement in Maharashtra in the late 70s and  currently heads the Academy of Theatre Arts, Mumbai University.

“Yes he has been appointed as the head of NSD. There were some clarifications that the PMO wanted regarding the recommendations and that is why the process took so long,”culture minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch told HT.

Talking to HT, Waman said he had got his letter of appointment from NSD three days back. “I am winding up my work here and it may take me around a week to join.”


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