Jash Graduate Student Photo
PhD Graduate Student
Theatre

261 UCB
Theatre Graduate Office
University Theatre Building, Room C1B86

Jashodhara Sen is originally from Kolkata, India where she earned her MA in Theatre Arts. Upon graduation she attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with MA in Theatre with an emphasis in Directing. In India, Jashodhara worked as a performer with folk-theatre as well as experimental theatre companies in Kolkata and Mumbai respectively. Inspired by the pedagogy of the Theatre of the Oppressed, she has also worked with a non-profit organization as a theatre educator with underprivileged youth. In 2013-2014 she joined Austin’s professional theatre company ZACH Theatre as an Education Intern, and Apprentice Teaching Artist.  At ZACH, she assistant directed youth production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. As part of Hyde Park Theatre Festival in Austin, she collaborated with her friends and directed two short plays in 2014 (The Loop), and 2016 (On the Other Side). Jashodhara is fascinated by oral traditions, mythology, and cultural heritage of eastern India. She would like to explore how oral traditions, mythology, and cultural heritage shaped and cultivated eastern Indian post-independence Bengali “indigenous” theatre. Other than theatre, she enjoys spending time with her fur-babies, and doing everything outdoors.