EDB: You were a theatre actor before you got into direction. How did this change of roles take place? Which one do you prefer or which one gives you more satisfaction?
Rajiv Krishnan: I would call this change from acting to directing natural. I was an actor for a long time and then about ten years ago I felt it’d be challenging to take up direction. Both are interesting in their own ways. Since I am busy directing plays I don’t get much time for acting but I practice occasional acting and it is very interesting.
EDB: What is your educational background? How did your affair with theatre happen?
Rajiv Krishnan: I come from a background of economics. Theatre happened by accident actually. My friends were into theatre and while helping them out I inevitably got pulled into it. I don’t have a proper formal training in theatre. I did not attend any acting school. At the start of every play we conduct workshops and they have helped me learn. Everything that I know abouttheatre today is what I have learned from experience. I have learnt it on the job.