Indian Ink


Indian Ink is one of New Zealand’s most successful theatre companies. Founded by Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan (MNZM) over 25 years ago, it has generated 13 national and international awards, critical acclaim, standing ovations and sell out seasons. Since 1997 over 510,000 people have had their lives enriched by their original plays.

Alongside a whānau of multi-talented artists, Indian Ink creates vibrant, fresh, culturally diverse theatre that combines artful storytelling, mischievous wit and theatrical magic in a way that celebrates our differences but connects us through our shared humanity. This truly unique style promotes community and fosters empathy in audiences across cultures.


Timeline of our Plays 

1997 – Krishnan’s Dairy

2000 – The Candlestickmaker

2002 – The Pickle King

2008 – The Dentist Chair

2008 – Guru of Chai

2013 – Kiss the Fish

2015 – The Elephant Thief

2018 – Welcome to the Murder House

2019 – Mrs Krishnan’s Party

2021 – Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

2023 – Dirty Work

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