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. He also trained on the National Theatre Directors’ Course.
He is one of two recipients of the 2022-24 Peter Hall Bursary at the National Theatre, and
was named as one of The Stage 25 in January 2022: “theatremakers to watch out for in
2022 and beyond.”
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,
Fabulamundi and the Royal Shakespeare Company. His translation of Pier Lorenzo
Pisano’s Carbonio (Carbon) was selected for a 2023 honour by Eurodram, the European
network for drama in translation.
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.
Atri was previously Trainee Director at the Royal Exchange and a Resident Director at the
Almeida Theatre. He is a trustee of the Regional Theatre Young Director’s Scheme and
has been a mentor for the JMK Trust.

AWARDS

THE STAGE DEBUT AWARD

HOBSON’S CHOICE – Best Director (2019) 

theatre CREDITS

PRODUCTION

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Look Back In Anger

Almeida Theatre

2024

The Glass Menagerie

Rose Theatre, Kingston, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Alexandra Palace & UK tour

2024

Shed: Exploded View

Royal Exchange Theatre

2024

Into The Woods

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

2023

Julius Caesar

Royal Shakespeare Company

2023

The Glass Menagerie

Royal Exchange Theatre

2022

Britannicus

Lyric Hammersmith

2022

Kes

Octagon Theatre, Bolton & Theatre By The Lake

2022

Listen Local Young Writers Project

Kiln Theatre

2022

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