Prof. Satyabrata Rout, Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been nominated as a Member of the Academic Council of the National School of Drama Society an Autonomous Institution of Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.

The National School of Drama in its meeting held on June 30, 2017 nominated Prof. Rout as the member for a period of four years.

Prof. Rout is one of the pioneers of ‘Visual Theatre’ in India, and has authored ‘Scenography: An Indian Perspective’. He has directed number of plays, participated in national and international theatre festivals and conducted numerous theatre workshops across the globe. His production; Matte Ekalavya (Ekalavya once again) conferred him with the prestigious META (Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Award) award in 2013 in the area of Play direction. His recent play ‘Tumhara Vincent’ (Yours Vincent) bagged the best manuscript award by Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi in 2015.

He has travelled extensively in Europe, America and Asian countries on teaching and training assignments, including East-15 Acting School, England and International Bio-drama School, Colombia.

Prof. Rout has two books to his credit; On the Crossroad of Theatre (Book related to Theatre, Published by Vijaya Books, Sahadra, Delhi) and Animal Farm (Odia adaptation of George Orwells political novel, published by PEN IN Books, Bhubaneswar).