School for the Study of Cuture
Centre for Performing Arts

Profile of Faculty

Venkata Naresh Burla

Pursuing Ph.D. from University of Hyderabad
MAIPR (MA in International Performance Research with Erasmus Mundus Scholarship) - University of Tampere, Finland and University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
M.P.A (Theatre Arts) – University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
M.A (Applied Economics) – Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur.
Qualified UGC- NET JRF in Performing Arts (Theatre), (June-2011).

Assistant Professor,
Centre for Performing Arts

Cell: 08797712340

Research Interests:  
  1. Performance Research
  2. Design and Direction
  3. Applied Theatre
  4. Modern Theatre
  1. Joined as an Assistant Professor at CUJ on 17.06.2013.
  1. Teaching “Basics of Design (Concept of Lighting, Costume, Set & Property) and Movement” to PG Students.
  2. Teaching “Basics of acting (voice &speech), Introduction to Modern Theatre (India & World), Modern Indian performing Arts and Folk theatre forms of India” to Under Graduate students.
Taught in Workshops:  
  1. Taught and designed lighting at NSD Workshop at Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh (2012).
  2. Taught in acting workshop at Vignan University, Vadlamudi, Guntur, Organised by Theatre Outreach Unit, University of Hyderabad (2013).
  3. Taught Theatre for the Development at APARD, a wing in the Rural Development Govt. of Andhra Pradesh (2013).
  1. Prepared Syllabus for Master in Performing Arts, MPA (Vocal Music)
  2. Prepared Syllabus for Bachelor in Performing Arts, BPA (Vocal Music)
  1. UGC-Orientation Programme from 19th June 2014 to 16th July 2014 at the Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad, (Telangana).
Workshops Participated:
  1. Participated in the four day workshop on Theatre for Young Audience (TYA) Jointly Organized by ASSITEJ India and Department of Theatre Arts at University of Hyderabad from 18th-21st February 2013.
  2. Participated in Stage animation workshop at Tampere, Finland in 2009.
  3. Participated in NSD (National School of Drama) orientation workshop organised at University of Hyderabad from 7th September to 26th September, 2008.
  4. Participated in NSD (National School of Drama) orientation workshop organised at University of Hyderabad from 21st August to 14th September, 2006.
  5. Participated in NSD (National School of Drama) Modern Acting workshop organised at Pondicherry University from 10th May to 10th June 2006.
  6. Participated in the ISTR Conference conducted by Jaipur University in the year 2007
As a Director  
  1. Gopal Ki Duniya: Performed on the occasion of World Theatre Day on 27th march 2014 at Central University of Jharkhand. Same play has been invited by Asirwad Rangamandal, Begusarai, and presented on 21st September 2014 at Town Hall, Begusarai, Bihar.
  2. Rajugoru: Performed on 30th March 2013, on the occasion of Patanjali Festival, organised by Theatre Outreach Unit, University of Hyderabad at Hyderabad.
  3. Sundarayya Charitam: A Dance Dram a on the life of Comrade PS, Produced by Praja Natya Mandali Performed throughout Andhra Pradesh in the year 2012. First performance Held at Chilakaluripet, Guntur on 21st October 2012. .
  4. Colours of Love: A devised Theatre production Performed on 15th October 2011, Produced by Samahara Theatre Group at Hyderabad. .
  5. Rajeevam (2007). Hyderabad.
  6. Macbeth (scene work-2006). Hyderabad.
As an Actor:  
  1. Acted in more than 20 plays including Oorubhangam-Directed by Prof. Ramanujam, Wild duck- Directed by Dinesh Khanna, Cacosian Chalk Circle- Directed by Satyabrata Rout etc.
As a Lighting Designer:  
  1. Designed Lighting for more than 15 plays out of which “The museum of lost pieces” was performed at NSD Festival (Bharatrang Mahotsav, January-2010), and Zamila performed at (Itfok Festival -2011), Kerala.
Paper Presentations
  1. Presented a paper titled “Sangam lifes impact on tribal socities, with reference to koya tribe” in a National Seminar on “Language and Culture of Sangam Age and Its Impact on the Indigenous Tribal Communities in India” organised by Centre for Tribal Folklore, Language and Literature, CUJ from 31st March - 2nd April, 2014.
  2. Presented a paper titled “Ancient Tamil Text, Cilappatikaram: Theatrical Perspective”, a National Seminar conducted by Thenpothigai Tamil Sangam at Tiruchinapalli from 5th-7th March 2014.
  3. Presented a paper titled “Addressing Environmental Crisis through Performing Arts”, an International seminar conducted by ISDR at Ranchi from 22nd – 24th February 2014.
  4. Presented a Paper titled “Folklore and Political Mobilization: with reference to the centenary celebration of comrade PS- A Theatrical Perspective”, a National seminar conducted by Indian Folklore Congress at Manipur University, Imphal from 5th – 7th February 2014.
  5. Presented a paper titled “Possibilities and Problems of Playhouse of Natyasastra in relation with the Performance” an International seminar conducted by ISTR (Indian Society for Theatre Research) at University of Hyderabad from 28th – 30th January 2011.
  6. Presented a paper titled “The Language of Surabhi Theatre” an International seminar conducted by ISTR (Indian Society for Theatre Research) at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 28th – 30th January 2009.