Salil Singh

Salil Singh
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Salil Singh is a theatre director, playwright, actor and designer. Born in India, he has been living in the United States for nearly twenty years, working in a variety of educational and professional venues. He is the author of numerous plays, scripts and libretti, and his productions span several genres, including plays, musicals, opera and puppet theatre.

Mr. Singh holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Texas at Austin. He was the co-founder and Artistic Director of Kathanjali Productions, and his dissertation on Tolpava Koothu, an ancient form of shadow puppetry in southern India, provided the groundwork for his documentary film "Borrowed Fire: the Shadow Puppets of Kerala." He has taught at The University of Texas at Austin and Ripon College in Wisconsin, and currently teaches acting and directs productions in the San Francisco Bay area. Recent productions include: Naga-Mandala, The Servant of Two Masters, Metamorphoses, Fiddler on the Roof, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Key to Baldpate, The Love of the Nightingale, and Yellow Submarine--Across the Seven Seas.