DIRECTOR, DRAMATURG, ACTOR, PRODUCER, MENTOR, AGENT FOR CHANGE
New Writing, Contemporary plays and a re-imagining of the classics all provide a template to produce thought provoking and innovative work. As artists we have the platform to respond to the socio-political climate and explore, for example, issues causing the polarisation of our society. Reflections and representations are powerful tools that can heal and create a sense of belonging. Theatre in all its myriads, has the ability to reflect our stories back at us, challenge our beliefs and precipitate change.
I believe in creating work that responds to UK and the wider demographics of the planet we live on. This means being accountable for stories that are representative and deliver a depth of experience. Giving voice to underrepresented groups, telling stories that respond and resonate with working class, the colonial and post-colonial experience and stories that re-dress the balance of the whitewashing of history, all contribute to a more inclusive and representative theatre ecology.
In my extensive work as a dramaturg, for both established and emerging playwrights, I have supported the nurturing of new writing from page to stage through a process of constructive criticsm, mentorship and collaboration.
I am represented by Mark Price at AHA Talent https://www.ahatalent.co.uk/creative/pooja-ghai/
NEWS AND UPDATES
U.K.’s Black & Brown Creatives Call for ‘Strategic Commitments’ to Representation in Open Letter Signed by 5,000 to the UK TV and Film Industry.
Tamasha Artist of the Month Article
Theatres that made us: 'It’s humbling to be upstaged by a dolphin!'
Aimee Ffion-Edwards reveals the perils of performing at the Minack and Pooja Ghai celebrates the Jacobean beauty of Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Compiled by Chris Wiegand