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|New York 2019 ISPA Congress - Gaurav Kripalani|
Festival Director, Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018 - 2020
Gaurav Kripalani is the Festival Director of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), which he will helm from 2018-2020.
Concurrently, Gaurav continues his 23 year involvement with the Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT), 17 of which have been as Artistic Director. During that time, SRT became the first Singaporean theatre company on Broadway in 1998 as Associate Producer on Golden Child, which went on to earn three Tony Award nominations. SRT has presented work by several renowned international artistes including Ninagawa, Complicité, Peter Brook, Yael Farber and the Royal Shakespeare Company to name a few.
SRT was also a co-commissioning partner on the Bridge Project - a three-year, Sam Mendes-directed collaboration between The Old Vic in London and BAM in New York. Gaurav has commissioned and produced over a 100 plays and musicals, including the highly successful musical, Forbidden City. Gaurav originated productions of Singapore's own Shakespeare in the Park - where local and international actors, producers and set designers come together annually to bring Shakespeare to life. He also recognises the importance of arts education, with SRT being one of the biggest producers of children’s theatre in Southeast Asia.
Gaurav sits on the Board of Directors for ISPA, SRT, and on the Board of Trustees for Shakespeare’s Globe in London.