About Us

Naatak, is a theater company in the San Francisco bay area, dedicated to producing intelligent and entertaining plays. Started in 1995 by students at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University, Naatak is now the most prominent and biggest Indian theater company in the United States, having performed continuously over 22 years. In those two decades, our plays have been watched by tens of thousands. Our members – more than 1000 over two decades – are drawn primarily from the Tech industry in Silicon Valley. So is our audience. Naatak has been declared Best Live Theatre in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Mercury News for three years in a row in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Naatak is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization.

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Naatak House

2110D Walsh Ave,
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Email: info@naatak.com
Tel: 408-499-5692

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Naatak House Parking Map
Please park in the designated areas shown in the map. Do not park in the adjoining Mission City Post parking lot.



The Team

Sujit Saraf Artistic Director
Harish Sunderam Agastya Operations Director
Rajiv Nema Marketing Director
Manish Sabu Treasurer
Asheesh Divetia Sets Director
Snigdha Jain Production Designer
Mahesh Umasankar Props Director
Soumya Agastya Costumes Director
Srikar Srinath Lights Director
Indranil Roychoudhury Webmaster
Madhav Duggineni, Vikas Dhurka, Alka Sippy Sets Managers
Saurabh Jain Props Manager
Vikas Dhurka, Sudipta Chatterjee Marketing Managers
Pragya Tiwari Visual Designer
Shubhla Jotwani, Aditi Gupta, Himanshu Gupta. Ansh Raina, Kirti Kwatra Marketing & Publicity Team
Sharma Podila, Swagato Basumallick, Atul Chaudhari, Sumit Jain Photography & Videography Team
Adwait Joshi, Manisha Badola, Ashish Charabortty, Prithi Yadav, Juhi Mohan Props Team
Aditi Honawar, Pooja Srivastava, Mugdha Kulkarni, Deepika Sriram, Sharvari Dixit Costumes & Make-up Team

Guidelines

We have set ourselves a few guidelines to ensure that Naatak functions in accordance with the general principles on which it was founded. The spirit behind these guidelines is to provide the pleasure of good theater to our audience – unsullied by appeals, announcements, speeches or banners – and the satisfaction of creative activity to Naatak members.

1. Naatak was founded to bring intelligent and entertaining theater to residents of the San Francisco bay area. Our shows are not fund-raising events and will not be advertised as such.

2. Our plays will be managed frugally.

3. As far as feasible, all work related to our plays will be performed by Naatak members.

4. In most cases, a person who wishes to direct or produce a Naatak play must have been significantly involved in at least two recent productions, must take responsibility for financial and organizational aspects of the play, and must commit to abide by the principles on which Naatak was founded.

5. Ticket prices for Naatak plays shall remain low. Discounts will be given if financial need can be proven.

6. During Naatak shows, the inside of the theater must not contain advertisements for any organization, program brochures must not contain advertisements for non-Naatak events or products, and there must be no non-Naatak announcements before, during or after the play. All organizations must seek approval to advertise outside the theater, including the lobby and parking lot, and approved organizations must agree not to solicit our audience inside or outside the theater with flyers.

Join Our Team

If you enjoy creative theater, you are welcome to join Naatak. You could participate as an actor, script-writer, director, producer, set-designer, make-up artist, light or sound person, or you could help in sales, marketing and publicity. Previous theater experience is desirable but not a requirement. For more information on how to join Naatak, contact info@naatak.org.

Naatak’s Non-Discrimination Policy

Naatak does not promote or discriminate against any person, population group, or organization with regard to categories protected by applicable United States law. These include, but are not limited to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, physical appearance, language, education background, national origin, age, disability, and veteran status.

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