Atri Banerjee

DIRECTOR

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.

AWARDS

THE STAGE DEBUT AWARD

HOBSON’S CHOICE – Best Director (2019) 

theatre CREDITS

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Six Artists in Search of a Play

Almeida Theatre

2021

Harm

Bush Theatre

2021

Europe

LAMDA

2020

Me...MeVirtual Collaborators2020Short film
The Nico ProjectManchester International Festival & Melbourne International Arts Festival2019Associate Director
West Side StoryRoyal Exchange Theatre2019Associate Director
UtopiaRoyal Exchange Theatre2019
The SonKiln Theatre2019Assistant Director
All SaintsRoyal Court Theatre2019Workshop
Hobson's ChoiceRoyal Exchange Theatre2019UK Theatre Awards Best Director Nominee
The Playwrights 2018Tamasha Theatre Company & Soho Theatre2018Scratch Night
A Piece of MonologueRoyal Exchange Theatre2018Scratch Night
this is how I love youRoyal Exchange Theatre2018Workshop
The MysteriesRoyal Exchange Theatre & Tour2018Associate Director
Happy DaysRoyal Exchange Theatre2018Assistant Director
The Almighty SometimesRoyal Exchange Theatre 2018Assistant Director
JubileeRoyal Exchange Theatre & Lyric Hammersmith2017Associate Director
Our TownRoyal Exchange Theatre2017Assistant Director

TRANSLATION CREDITS

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Europe Monologue ProjectRoyal Shakespeare Company2020
All SaintsRoyal Court Theatre2019

TV & FILM CREDITS

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Harm

Bush Theatre / BBC

2021