Co-directed by myself and FIPA, the British South Asian Theatre Memories project is a collection of interviews from 32 practitioners key to the establishment and development of South Asian theatre in the UK. Their memories and comments are windows into the complexities of their work, covering such breadth of diversity that even the term British South Asian fails to encompass.
The establishment of Tara Arts in 1976 marks the beginning of the period the interviews cover right up to the beginning of 2014. They are not meant to be an exhaustive set of memories, but serve more as an introduction into the fascinating range of work that has been pioneered and developed in the history of British theatre.
The video interviews are available online. They are a wonderful resource to explore and one, which we hope, will encourage viewers to discover and be inspired by.