Shreshth Khilani

Shreshth has directed and designed for a bunch of realist theatre shows. Bored of naturalism, he is now venturing into puppetry, movement, and devised performance art. He is interested in telling real stories of love, distance, illness, and food through a magical and dreamy lens. This magic leads him to draw from Indian mythology, folklore, and fuels an interest in traditional forms of Indian art making. He is currently working on a radio narrative about family, immigration, and queerness, which is woven together with a live experiential dance performance; and Passion Fruit Dances, a monthly performance exploring self-aware masculinity, tenderness, queerness, and creating performance experiences with an audience. He attended Headlong in 2017 and graduated from Penn in 2016, where he directed and designed shows including John Logan’s Red.