Anirudh Nair completed his MA in Theatre Practice at the University of Exeter, UK, in 2008, under the guidance of Professor Phillip Zarrilli.
Since 2008, he has been a core member of Moon Fool (a London based physical theatre company) led by Anna-Helena McLean.
The company’s training – called Actor-Chorus-Text – draws on elements of Gardzienice’s (Poland) performer training practices,
which include acrobatic partner exercises, mutuality work and voice training using indigenous folk & gypsy songs as well as original music.
Anirudh has been deeply associated with this training since 2008 and his own practice draws heavily from it.
In 2005 he set up Wide Aisle Productions in Delhi,
a company committed to marrying work on classical texts with a contemporary physical theatre process.
WAP’s productions include The Winter’s Tale (co-directied by Anirudh and Neel Chaudhuri)
as well as Meet Will (a project designed to make Shakespeare accessible to school children through workshops and performances).
Anirudh has also been working regularly overseas, collaborating with The Crystal Shakespeare Ensemble
(an original practice Shakespeare company)
in London and Walkabout Theatre (a physical theatre company in Chicago).
At the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) 2015, Anirudh received a nomination for
Best Actor in a Lead Role for Still and Still Moving – a play by The Tadpole Repertory.