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Profile of Dominic Rai

Dominic Rai is an experienced director and workshop leader with a special interest in new writing, young people and community audiences. He has been the Artistic Director of Man Mela Theatre since 1993 responsible for the creation and staging productions such as 'Asian Voices' abouth the British Asian experience, the HIV awareness play 'The Dangers of Common Sense', and 'We Sinful Women', which had a powerful feminist sensibility.

Man Mela has worked with new writers, staging regular workshops in Lewisham, south London and in 2001 produced 'The Cornershop', a triple bill by three new British Asian writers ? Ravi Mangat, Ashok Patel and Yasmin Khan. Dominic also developed the Young Writers & Performers Group at Eastside Arts, Whitechapel

His most recent work includes directing Chol Theatre's latest production 'The Ghost Lesson', written by Adam Strickson. Kala Kahani brought Dominic and Chol Theatre to Burleigh College in Loughborough for a three day residency during which time 200 year 10 pupils watched the performance and a group of 15 took part in drama and writing workshops. For more information about the Chol Theatre residence please visit our Project pages.