Gowri Ramnarayan is a playwright, theatre director, journalist (served in The Hindu for 23 years) and founder, JustUs Repertory. Her witty, thought-provoking, visually interesting plays make original use of music, poetry, dance and painting and present a rare amalgam of aesthetics and scholarship. She has translated Vijay Tendulkar’s plays, and served as Fipresci Jury member at international film festivals in India and Europe. She is also a very talented singer, and was vocal accompanist to Smt. MS Subbulakshmi. She is Chairperson, Rukmini Devi Arundale Trust; Senior Associate, Sruti magazine; member, Regional Advisory Committee, ICCR; and guest faculty at Asian College of Journalism and the Kalakshetra Foundation.