Tahatto is a theatre collective of artists, writers, creators & mental health professionals that's deeply focused on creating original art that's accessible, powerful, entertaining & relevant.

Founded in 2009, and working out of Bangalore, Tahatto is one of the most recognised & consistent theatre companies in India today. With over 10 full-fledged productions, multiple workshop formats & a practice that brings corporate spaces & human needs in engaging ways, Tahatto believes that art & performance has the ability to bring people closer to each other and to their authentic, full self.

Phew. Now that we're done with the grown-up talk. Truth is, there's nothing we love better than theatre - both watching and being part of it. And if that isn't convincing enough, nothing else is.

Our Story

Think of it like a Sergio Leone western (well, because it sounds way more exciting that way). A bunch of 'strangers' have a chance encounter at an inn. Now, typically, there would be an evil gang of outlaws or a corrupt sheriff but here neither exist. Not yet atleast. So the bunch of strangers decide to travel together across the rough terrain to a common destination, in the process working together as a unit and learning life's most valuable lessons. (Ennio Morricone track playing in the background)

What, that could be our story! A few details may have been subtly overplayed. Ok, it wasn't an inn, it was a theatre workshop. And there're no outlaws, daring missions or rough terrains - just lots of earnest hard work, patience and a desire to be part of good-quality theatre productions. And we're still learning valuable lessons, we'll continue to. There. Don't blame us, we're 'complete drama' people anyway.

What does Tahatto mean?

Tahatto as a word has no meaning. It was a sound born out of a voice exercise. Like a song free of the burden of lyrics is free to be a hum, a chant or a story, Tahatto, without the burden of one meaning can be whatever we wish for it to be.

Our Core Values

  • Stay playfully curious
  • Be approachable, be vulnerable
  • Persist with the creative process
  • Create conversations, not conclusions
  • No red tapes, no high ground
  • Perform with an audience, not at one

Founding Team

Badarivishal KinhalBadarivishal Kinhal

Writer, Actor and Decision maker at Tahatto. Co-wrote Full Meals, our first original play, and has also been part of other productions with various theatre groups both in Bangalore and Germany.

Piyush Agarwal TahattoPiyush Agarwal

Primarily an actor and writer(before going to press), Piyush is the main administrator for Tahatto who manages all our online presence and on-ground coordination along with PR and Corporate-Theatre associations.

Prashanth Nair TahattoPrashanth Nair

Writer and actor, Prashanth is largely involved with the creative output of the Tahatto, from productions to marketing creatives. He has also won the prestigious Hindu MetroPlus Playwright of the Year 2012-13 award and also the Best Writer at the Short+Sweet International Play Festival, two years in a row - 2012 & 2013.

Vikram SridharVikram Sridhar

With the most experience in theatre amongst all the core members, Vikram has previously acted and worked with various companies. At Tahatto, he is also the main point of contact when it comes to marketing, publicity and visibility of all Tahatto projects.

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