Associate Producing Director, Nairobi Musical Theatre Initiative
Associate Artistic Director, Tebere Arts Foundation
Karishma Bhagani is a producer, director, dramaturg, and emerging scholar. She recently graduated with a double major in Drama and History at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Born and bred in Mombasa, Kenya, Karishma has always had a keen interest in expanding performance opportunities and the arts sector within East Africa. Karishma’s most recent works include co-producing the Kampala International Theatre Festival, directing readings of new work as part of the Nairobi Musical Theatre Initiative, directing a reading of Adam Ashraf’s Jamestown/Williamsburg, assistant directing Asiimwe Deborah Kawe’s Appointment with God as part of the Playwrights Realm Festival, assistant directing the off-Broadway reading of Eh Dah? Questions for my Father, the Tisch STUDENTWorks production of The Gods Are Not to Blame( Producer and Director) and Tisch STAGEWorks mainstage production of One Flea Spare (Assistant Director). Karishma currently serves as the Associate Artistic Director for the Tebere Arts Foundation in Uganda, Associate Producing Director for the Nairobi Musical Theatre Initiative in Kenya and the Education Apprentice for community partnerships at the Roundabout Theatre Company in NYC.