Aysha Rau

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Aysha Rau

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

The Little Festival Curator, EC Member (Assitej India), World of Difference 100 awardee for 2013; Model Co-ordinator for Ad Commercials, Casting Director for feature films, Copywriter, Social Entrepreneur & Blogger: www.mealsonwheelsonceaweek.weebly.com

Aysha Rau founded The Little Theatre in 1991. The Little Theatre not only aims to help children overcome the stress of schoolwork through high quality theatre productions but it is also a great platform to help discover their hidden talents and overcome their inhibitions by participating in creative workshops and also by acting in their annual productions.

In 2010 Aysha Rau set up an air-conditioned studio for toddler theatre workshops for the 2 to 4 year olds. She is a pioneer for these workshops in Chennai. She also started The Little Festival in the same year. This Festival is envisioned as an international theatre festival for children by adults and usually includes an original musical produced by The Little Theatre. The Little Theatre has hosted 4 editions of this festival. The 5th edition is slated for July 2014.

The Little Theatre’s outreach programme funds theatre workshops for 200 underprivileged children and grants ‘seven-year education scholarships’ for two girls and two boys every year. This programme has been in existence for the last 20 years. She is particularly interested in Arts Advocacy and in seeing that India works towards an education system that supports the Arts.

Aysha’s vision for Chennai is a Performing Arts Centre which will be city centric with a focus on Arts for children.

Aysha was educated in the UK and holds a BSc honours degree in Marine and Microbiology

  • Work
    • The Little Theatre, Chennai, India
  • Education
    • BSc (hons) Marine and Microbiology (UK)