Shekinah Jacob is a playwright who trained with mentors from the Royal Court Theatre, London. She is a Charles Wallace scholar who holds a Masters in Writing for Performance from the University of London and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theatre at the University of Victoria, Wellington.
Her new play titled Kitchdi Tales was chosen for the Asian Playwrights Lab in New Zealand in December 2018 and will be developed at a Residency in Melbourne in October, 2019.
She wrote the internationally acclaimed Ali.J, which opened at the Fringe festival in Edinburgh. With the play receiving a four-star review from The Scotsman, the Fringe Review calling it a highly recommended show, and The British Theatre guide terming it a unique rarity, the play was staged at Indian venues as well.
Her other plays include The Long Way Home produced by Evam entertainment, the musical Queen of Hearts and a monologue titled We are Water aired on BBC radio. She has also freelanced for The Hindu newspaper, Firstpost, and the RZIM magazine Engage.
Nivi Kevichusa is a research scholar who has extensive experience working with underprivileged children and marginalised populations. She had several stints teaching as a volunteer in India and abroad, and has volunteered in teaching children and youth in schools and universities in New Delhi, Vietnam and North Thailand through YWAM. Her teaching experience also include teaching young girls in ‘Sisterhood Network’ and ‘Abigail’s Home’, both NGOs located in India.
She has also completed a Justice Apprenticeship with IJM ( International Justice Mission), Bangalore, as part of the Aftercare program for modern day slaves in the state of Karnataka. Nivi has initiated several programs at her local church such as the ‘Pink Conference’ for women of all ages, race and background. She has also written and directed a musical called "Nelly The Musical," based on the memiors of Nehemiah.She has co-directed Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" and directed Tim Rice and Andrew Loyd Webber’s rendition of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" with a sixty member choir back in her hometown Dimapur. She is a graduate of Jesus and Mary College, DU, and completed her Mdiv and Mth in Ethics from SAIACS, Bangalore.
With her love for leading teams, and her heart for social issues in the public sphere, Nivi will be working towards brand building and networking with various local artists, as well as growing the social wing of Open House Theatre for the Marginalized where she will be working with various shelters in Bangalore.
Peter Christopher, heads Revelation Bay Productions. For the past 15+ years he has worked on several documentaries, films, music videos and TV shows mainly focusing on social, moral and Justice issues.
Currently, he heads Edupier Project that is working on creating video based - Value education curriculum for schools in India, that are contextual, relevant and thought provoking for kids of this generation.
Paul is a certified Zumba trainer who has been teaching zumba since 2013. He loves to dance and can perform dance forms such as hip-hop, bollywood, krumping, freestyle and breakdance. He has participated in several dance competitions and has also been teaching dance to children and adults for over 7 years. Paul works with us as a trainer for dance and Zumba and we love watching him perform.
Reba Hannah Samuel is a Bangalore based singer, actress and voice-over artist. She has performed around the country in plays with Open House such as Queen of Hearts, Waiting and What Child Is This.
Singing and acting has always been her passion. She is now preparing for her Master’s of Fine Arts (MFA) in Acting.