Anup Baral is a renowned theatre director, actor, and conceptual artist. He has a Master’s degree in Acting from India’s National School of Drama. Baral has directed and conceptualized more than three dozen plays as well as acted in numerous productions in his two decade-long career. He is known as a visual poet and experimental director who brings multi-disciplinary approaches to theatre and through live performance, visual art, and digital media. Baral’s theatre pieces, performances, and installations explore such themes as urban conflict, body politics, migration, and marginalization, and many more. His directorial ventures Malami, Jaat Sodhnu Jogiko, Kathadesh, Talak Jung vs Tulke, Kafka Ek Adhyayan, Court Martial, and Thirty Days In September. Memories of Legend was a multimedia theatre collaboration between Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka organized by the Japan Foundation. Baral was awarded the Rashtriya Pratibha Puraskar in 1999 and the Balkrishna Sama Award in 2013 for his contribution to Nepali Theatre. He won the national Best Actor award for Dashdhunga. Dokh, his newest directorial film venture is soon to be released.