Prof. Satyabrata Rout, senior Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, S N School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has received the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in the field of Theatre Direction from the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind on January 17, 2018 at the Darbar Hall in the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
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).