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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US

At 57, Bangalore Little Theatre or BLT is Bangalore’s oldest English language theatre group. Old-timers of BLT have often been asked the secret of the group’s long life when, in contrast, one sees hundreds of cases of groups starting with a bang and dropping by the wayside in a couple of years. The difference, it seems, is in the simple fact that BLT is a membership organisation and, therefore, a genuine group. The love of the theatre has held us together as a large, happy family. For 57 years. With every likelihood of a long and happy lifespan ahead. Read on to find out more about us: BLT Foundation, BLT and ATA,the Academy of Theatre Arts.

THE ORGANIZATION

In the Bangalore of the 1960s, the order of the day in English theatre was a form referred to as BBC—British Bedroom Comedy.
  • The emergence of BLT.
  • Foundations based on professionalism.
  • Looking forward, defining strengths.
  • The Academy of Theatre Arts.

THE PEOPLE

BLT Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees. There are two programme Divisions within the Foundation, Bangalore Little Theatre (BLT) and the newly created Academy of Theatre Arts (ATA). Each has its own management structures, with sufficient connections in planning and practice. The management team seen here is backed by members taking up specific responsibilities. We are delighted to introduce you to our current management team…
MANAGEMENT TEAM

Vijay Padaki

Convener & Trustee

Sridhar Ramanathan

President

Abhishek Sundaravadanan

Secretary

Naveen Tater

Treasurer

Aditye Nair

Member

Archana Kariappa

Member

Murtuza Khetty

Member

Poornima Kannan

Member

Ravi Chari

Member
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mr. Arun Balakrishnan is the Chairperson. He was earlier the Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Prof. Vijay Padaki is the Convener-Trustee and a life member of Bangalore Little Theatre since its inception. He was earlier a member of the founding faculty of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Ms. Sucharita Eashwar is the founder of Catalyst for Women Entrepreneurs. She was earlier the Regional Director of NASSCOM and WEConnect International, supporting women entrepreneurs.
Ms. Revathy Ashok is the CEO of B-Pac, Earlier she was the CFO in several companies and the Managing Director in India for the US-based Tishman Speyer.
Mr. S. Giridhar is the Registrar of Azim Premji University. He was earlier the director of programmes at Azim Premji Foundation.
Ms. Vijayalatha Reddy has recently retired from the Indian Foreign Service. She has served as the Indian Ambassador in several countries and as the Deputy Director-General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
Dr. Sridhar Ramanathan is the Honorary President of Bangalore Little Theatre. He is an R&D scientist and a playwright too.