The Core Team

samirSAMIR LAL – Founder and Director

A technology & management consultant & an art entrepreneur, a philanthropist and Classical Hatha Yoga teacher, Samir is the founder and Managing Partner of MAD Playhouse Theatre, and SAIPAF. He has studied acting at the Stella Adler academy in New York, in addition to earning degrees in Mathematics and Statistics. 



ANANDAnand_BW_HS RAO – Director of Development.

A bi-lingual writer, actor and communications consultant, Anand has acted on stage and television in India and in the US. He is the author of the play “A Muslim in the midst” making its NYC debut in summer 2016. In addition to advanced education in media studies, he has an MBA, and MA in English Literature.



Archana_HS copyARCHANA JOGLEKAR – Director of Programming.

A highly accomplished actor, dancer, choreographer, director and writer, is the founder and director of Archana Arts, a premier Kathak dance academy in NJ. A popular face on Indian movies and television, and recipient of hundreds of awards internationally, she has been an influential cultural ambassador for India performing in prestigious international festivals, for audiences including heads of nations.


Our team is growing, and we will soon be adding more members to the core team and board of advisors. Check this page for updates.

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