Kalyani Nagarajan is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. She has worked extensively on stage with companies such as Auckland Theatre Company, Indian Ink, Agaram Productions and Auckland Live. Her most recent works include Auckland Theatre Company’s, The Master Builder and Indian Ink’s international tour of Mrs Krishnan’s Party. Kalyani is currently starring in Pax Assadi’s latest television series, Raised by Refugees.
Justin is a founding partner of Indian Ink. He has co-written and directed all of Indian Ink’s plays. He is a graduate of the John Bolton Theatre School and the University of Auckland.
Justin was one of the founders of Auckland’s Q Theatre and received a Kaupapa Oranga Award for his services to theatre.
Jacob is a founding partner of Indian Ink and co-wrote all of Indian Ink’s plays as well as performing in many of them. He is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama school, Otago University (B.Sc Microbiology) and Wellington Teacher’s College. Jacob is an Arts Foundation Laureate and a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to theatre.
Dramaturge for all of Indian Ink’s productions. Poet, critic and fiction writer, Murray has published many books. Worked for Living Theatre Troupe, Theatre Action, Half Moon Theatre (London), Town and Country Players (founder), and Mercury Theatre. Associate Professor (now retired) of Drama Programmes at Auckland University (1990-2014).
John has designed all of Indian Ink’s productions bar one. With over 40 years’ experience, John is a leading New Zealand stage designer with an extensive portfolio of work including productions with NZ Opera, Auckland Theatre Company, Silo Theatre, The Large Group and many others.
Jo first worked with Indian Ink designing The Pickle King in 2002. Recent lighting designs include Waiwhakaata (Eddie Elliott); Dawn Raids, The Life of Galileo, The Haka Party Incident, (Auckland Theatre Company); Don Giovanni (Wellington Opera); Semele (NZ Opera); Uku: Behind The Canvas, The Fibonacci (New Zealand Dance Company)
Andrew has worked with Indian Ink since 2015 in various roles including logistics coordinator (Kiss the Fish), tour/production manager (The Pickle King/Mrs Krishnan’s Party) and lighting designer. Andrew Potvin Design Ltd has grown to include services specialising in tour management, ticketing, business development and theatrical design services.
Pickle, a play about the things that are worth preserving, is the third in a loose trilogy by inventive New Zealanders Indian Ink.
The cast of The Pickle King at the Theatre Royal last night had to take several bows before the appreciative, capacity audience would let them go.
Certainly none of this would not work without Lewis’s experienced direction, which holds the diverse theatrical elements together so elegantly.