Atul Kumar is the Founder Member and Artistic Director of The Company Theatre. With more than 25 years of stage experience, Atul has dabbled with different languages and forms of theatre and has showcased his work globally. His basic performance training was in the traditional Indian dance and martial art forms of Kathakali and Kalaripayattu in Kerala. He also worked with Compagnie Philippe Genty (Paris) and Sacramento Theatre Company (California). Atul was recently invited by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in the UK to direct for their International Theatre Festival. Few of the many grants he has been awarded include the French Cultural Fellowship, Charles Wallace Scholarship and Chevening Fellowship. He has served as a steering committee member of the International Network for Cultural Diversity, Canada and occasionally works in film and television.