About Us

Naatak is a theater company in the San Francisco area dedicated to producing intelligent and entertaining plays for, by, and usually about South Asians. Founded in 1995 by students at UC Berkeley and Stanford University, Naatak has been performing continuously for the last 29 years, and is the largest Indian theater company in the United States. Our plays have been watched by hundreds of thousands, and our members – more than a thousand – are drawn primarily from the tech industry in Silicon Valley, as is our audience. We have been declared Best Live Theatre in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Mercury News for seven years in a row – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Naatak is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization.

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Naatak House

2110 Walsh Ave,
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Email: info@naatak.org

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Our Team

Sujit Saraf
Artistic Director
Harish Sunderam Agastya
Operations Director
Manish Sabu
Vikas Dhurka
Marketing Director
Anitha Dixit
Props Director
Saurabh Jain
Props Director
Tuhina Goel
Costumes Director
Srikar Srinath
Lights Director
Soumya Agastya
Dance Director
Alka Sippy
Sets Manager
Ratul Ghosh
Sets Manager
Vikram Ramanarayanan
Lights Manager
Poulomi Sarkar
Ticketing Manager
Snigdha Jain
Art Director
Namita Chaubal
Costumes Manager
Avnika Agarwal
Costumes Manager
Kaushal Deo
Supertitles Manager
Vineeta Singh
Supertitles Manager
Pratiksha Rao
Event Manager
Devika Ashok
Props Manager
Props Manager
Anush Moorthy
Marketing Manager
Dhananjay Motwani
Marketing Manager
Tuhina Goel
Marketing Manager
Savitha Samu
Event Manager
Nupur Mehta
Event Manager

Our Guiding Principles

These guidelines ensure that Naatak functions in accordance with its founding principle: to provide the pleasure of good theater to our audience – unsullied by appeals, announcements, speeches or banners – and the satisfaction of creative activity to Naatak members.

1. Naatak shows are not fund-raising events and will not be advertised as such.

2. Naatak plays will be managed frugally, and ticket revenue must cover all or nearly all expenses.

3. Most work related to Naatak plays will be performed by Naatak members.

4. In most cases, a person who wishes to direct or produce a Naatak play must have been significantly involved in a few recent productions.

5. During Naatak shows, the theater or the lobby must not contain advertisements for any organization; there must be no non-Naatak announcements inside the theater; program brochures must not contain advertisements for non-Naatak events or products.

Join Us

You could participate as an actor, script-writer, director, producer, set-designer, make-up artist, lights or sound person, or you could help in sales, marketing and publicity. For more information, contact info@naatak.org.

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Our Non-Discrimination Policy

Naatak does not discriminate against any person, population group, or organization with regard to categories protected by applicable United States law. These include but are not limited to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, physical appearance, language, education background, national origin, age, disability, and veteran status.