Atri received an MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck, University of London, following an undergraduate degree in English and a Master’s in Medieval & Renaissance Literature at the University of Cambridge.
In 2019, Atri won The Stage Debut Award and was nominated for the UK Theatre Award for Best Director for his production of Hobson’s Choice at the Royal Exchange Theatre. In 2021, he filmed Harm for the BBC Lights Up season on BBC Four with the Bush Theatre.
Atri speaks fluent Italian and also has worked as a translator for the Royal Court Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also worked extensively as a drama facilitator and teacher, having led courses across acting, directing and design at schools including LAMDA, Guildhall, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He is a mentor for the JMK Trust.
Atri was previously Trainee Director at the Royal Exchange and is currently a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre.
THE STAGE DEBUT AWARD
HOBSON’S CHOICE – Best Director (2019)
Six Artists in Search of a Play
|Me...Me||Virtual Collaborators||2020||Short film|
|The Nico Project||Manchester International Festival & Melbourne International Arts Festival||2019||Associate Director|
|West Side Story||Royal Exchange Theatre||2019||Associate Director|
|Utopia||Royal Exchange Theatre||2019|
|The Son||Kiln Theatre||2019||Assistant Director|
|All Saints||Royal Court Theatre||2019||Workshop|
|Hobson's Choice||Royal Exchange Theatre||2019||UK Theatre Awards Best Director Nominee|
|The Playwrights 2018||Tamasha Theatre Company & Soho Theatre||2018||Scratch Night|
|A Piece of Monologue||Royal Exchange Theatre||2018||Scratch Night|
|this is how I love you||Royal Exchange Theatre||2018||Workshop|
|The Mysteries||Royal Exchange Theatre & Tour||2018||Associate Director|
|Happy Days||Royal Exchange Theatre||2018||Assistant Director|
|The Almighty Sometimes||Royal Exchange Theatre||2018||Assistant Director|
|Jubilee||Royal Exchange Theatre & Lyric Hammersmith||2017||Associate Director|
|Our Town||Royal Exchange Theatre||2017||Assistant Director|
|Europe Monologue Project||Royal Shakespeare Company||2020|
|All Saints||Royal Court Theatre||2019|
TV & FILM CREDITS
Bush Theatre / BBC