Suba Das is an award-winning theatre director, producer and dramaturg. He is Artistic Director Designate of HighTide, one of the UK’s leading new writing companies.
He is currently Associate Director at Leicester Curve, one of the UK’s major producing theatres, where he oversees the development of new work. Directing credits at Curve include the world premieres of Wipers by Ishy Din and Pink Sari Revolution by Purva Naresh, the European premiere of Shiv by Aditi Kapil, and new productions of Abigail’s Party and The Cat In The Hat (with Rose Theatre Kingston and the National Centre for Circus Arts). At Curve, Suba also established the prestigious Inside Out Festival, developing new drama, dance and spoken word by artists in the East Midlands, raising over £1.5M for new work to be made in the city, seen in Leicester and internationally by over 500,000 people.
In 2017, Das made his opera debut directing the posthumous world premiere of Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya for The Royal Opera in co-production with Curve and the London Philharmonic, receiving a WhatsOnStage nomination for Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera.
A Cambridge English graduate and previously Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio and English Touring Theatre, Suba has also directed for major UK venues including Theatre Royal Stratford East, Northern Stage, Nottingham Playhouse, the Young Vic and the Roundhouse; and taught and lectured at Cambridge and East 15, Mountview and Oxford drama schools.