Former Director, NSD, Kirti Jain is a theatre director and pedagogue; she contributed articles to books and journals on theatre including entries in The Oxford Companion to Theatre. She has produced plays and documentaries for Doordarshan and directed several plays over nearly forty years. Her works are a synthesis of politics, aesthetics, dramatics, innovation and showcase a rare directorial skill. She initiated the Theatre in Education company at NSD; concern for developing theatre spaces and audience in Delhi resulted in her organizing Week End Theatre through Natarang Pratishthan; curious about womens aesthetics, she took on Poorvathe Asian Women Theatre Directors Festival and Conference. Honors include the B.V. Karanth Smriti Puraskar (NSD, 2010) and the Sangeet Natak Akademi award for Direction (2011).