About Repertory

The National School of Drama Repertory Company

The National School of Drama Repertory Company was started in 1964 with four artistes, namely Shri Ramamurthy, Ms. Meena Williams, Ms Sudha Shivpuri and Shri Om Shivpuri.

The company presented works of various playwrights and directors who have been associated with it from time to time. The objective of the Repertory Company was to provide a platform to the graduates of the School in their academic interest and to perform plays professionally.

However, with the passage of time, it became one of NSD’s major institutions working on contemporary and modern plays and introducing experimental works on a regular basis. Apart from doing productions, it also organises its own Festival in the summers, where past and new productions are introduced and staged.

The National School of Drama Repertory Company is housed at
1, Bahawalpur House,
Bhagwandas Road,
New Delhi-110001

Shri Rajesh Singh
Chief of the Repertory Company, National School of Drama

Shri.Rajesh Singh is from West Champaran (Bihar) and completed his graduation from Bihar University. He studied Theatre at Shri Ram Centre for Performing arts, after this he worked as Repertory artist in Sahitya Kala Parishad Company & at Shri Ram Centre Repertory Company till 2003.He got admission at National School of Drama and passed out with specialization in Theatre Techniques and Design in 2006. He also pursued training in Music from Gandharva Mahavidhyalaya. He got INLAKS Scholarship and went to London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, United Kingdom for higher study in Theatre and completed a course in Theatre Design, Direction and Stage Management during 2008-2009.

In his 24 years, he got a wide range of experience in Theatre, Dance & Music field. He developed his own style in the field of Design and Direction and achieved those ideas into work experience with Eminent Theatre personalities like B.V.Karanth, K.N.Pannicker, Ramgopal Bajaj, D.R.Ankur, Mohan Maharishi etc., He has worked & designed Sets, Lights & Props for many eminent Directors on National and International level  theatre workshops and also Directed several plays such as Raas(Musical),Kafka Metamorphosis, Ramleela (Musical), Jaanch Padtaal, Raag Darbari (Musical),Apna Apna Sawaal, Poster Ek Zordaar Ladki ki Kahani,Ek kalam sadak kinare ( selected for best play of the year 2014 by SKP),  Blackboard Land(performed in 2014 BRM), How to Disappear completely and Never be found, Aadami aur Tantra (Selected for best play of the year 2017 by SKP), Kabab (2019), Babuji (Musical) , Vyaktigat etc. As a Scenic designer also he has worked for many eminent theatre Directors and also worked for Repertory productions, different theatre groups & International projects.

He got Mahindra award for Excellence in Theatre Arts for Sound design of the play Laila Majnu in 2009.He also awarded Bismillahkhan Yuva Puraskar in scenic design at 2017.  His plays selected as best play twice and he also got best Director Award by Sahitya Kala Parishad, Govt of Delhi.

At present he is the Chief of the Repertory Company at National School of Drama, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India.

Repertory Previous Chiefs

Late Shri Om Shivpuri
Late Shri Manohar Singh
Prof. Ram Gopal Bajaj (Acting Chief)
Late Shri J.N. Kaushal (Acting Chief)
Prof. Anuradha Kapur (Acting Chief)
Sh. Suresh Sharma

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NSD Location

National School of Drama
Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi - 110 001
Tel - 011-23389402

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