School for the Study of Culture
Department of Performing Arts

Profile of Faculty

Dr. Pradeepan M

Assistant Professor (Temporary),
Department of Performing Arts,
Central University Of Jharkhand, Ranchi

Cell : +91-8893210031

E-Mail : arenapradeepan@gmail.com

Educational Qualification  
  1. Ph.D. in Theatre Arts in School of Drama, University of Calicut in 2021 on “People’s Theatre in Kerala and Possibilities of Theatre of the Oppressed.”
  2. M.Phil in Theatre Arts in School of Letters, Univerisity of Mahatma Gandhi in 2010.
  3. Master of Theatre Arts (MTA) in School of Drama, University of Calicut in 2005
Area of Interest   Indian & Western Theatre, Direction, Acting Theory and Techniques, Theatre Criticism, Applied Theatre, Theatre in Education
Courses Taught   MPA – Theatre Criticism, Modern Western Theatre, Approaches to the Play Direction.

Ph.D. Course Work – Research Methods and Methodology, Research and Publication Ethics (Philosophy and Ethics, Publication Ethics, Open Access Publishing, Publication Misconduct).
Brief Introduction   Before joining the Department in the year 2021, worked as a Theatre Trainer for MSW Courses and B.Ed. Courses. Directed famous plays and conducted several theatre workshops for women, children, students and marginalized people etc.
Articles Published/ Accepted  

Research publications
Articles in Journals (Published/ Accepted)

  1. Street Theatre: Contemporary Crisis and Lessons Of Safdar Hashmi, Bhoomi Malayalam Research Journal, Aluva Uc College, 2016 ISSN 23949791.
  2. Tribal Life In Hundred Thrones And Cultural Perspective In Performance, Seminar Essays on Folklore, 2019, ISSN 978-93-84638-95-5.

Books and Book Chapters (Published/ Accepted)

  1. Malayalam Theatre; Change of Sensibility, October 2020, ISBN 978-93-5419593-8
  2. Folk Games and Theatre, Seminar Essays on Folklore: 2018 ISBN 978-93-84638-69-6.
  3. The Play Jack Fruit: A Rural Creative Resistance To Globalization, Performing Arts-Aspects And Prospects Research Journal Book 2021, Parbhani 431401, ISBN 978-93-87377-40-0
Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference Participation  
  1. Theatre of the Oppressed and its Political Intervention presented in the 3 Day International Conference organised by School of Drama & Fine Arts, Thrissur, Kerala held on 2018 March 14-16.
  2. Contemporary Crisis of Street Theatre presented in the 3 Day National Seminar on Malayala Naadakam: Sameepanangalum Saadhyathakalum held at UC College, Aluva on 2015 February 11-13.
  3. A Perspective on World Theatre based on Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed as part of the 3 Day National Seminar on Rethinking Literature: Paradigm Shifts organised by the Department of English, Government Arts & Science College, Nadapuram on 2018 February 6-8.
  4. Theatre & Games presented in the 3 Day National Seminar on Contemporary Studies in Folklore held at Department of Folklore Studies, Calicut University.
  5. Many theatre reviews published in the Sunday Editions of Malayalam dailies.
Program Organized  

Directed Famous Plays:


Shoodraka’s Mricchakadika, Bharath P.J.Antony’s Socrates, Sacchidanandan’s Sakthan Thampuran, Badal Sarkar’s Beyond the Land of Hattamala.


Written & Directed:

The Lamentations of the Affectionated Ones, Procrustus, Jayamohan’s Noor Simhaasanagal, Children of Soil
Updated as on   02 Sept. 2021