Who we are
Platform for Action in Creative Theatre (PACT) is currently involved in Theatre training, Arts and Cultural Management and also work as facilitating platform for Actors, Students as well as Corporates.
We also engage ourselves in Training Programs using theatre as a tool. With our unique outreach programs designed for children and adults alike we reach more than 15000 participants every year identifying and developing their special skills, taking them a step ahead in exploring their full creative potential.
Started in 2006, PACT is considered to be one of the leading theatre companies in Delhi NCR with over 150 shows to its credit. Our plays have also travelled to countries like Pakistan, Serbia, Japan, US, Canada and Dubai.
We also hold the extremely popular 'Purple Umbrella Theatre Festival', where we invite different theatre groups from all over the country for performances and workshops. It is held biannually in Gurugram.
Neeraj Kumar Mehta is the founder of Platform for Action in Creative Theatre. A graduate from prestigious NUS Business School, Singapore He has over 18 years of experience in travel, training, health and education industry He is also the global CEO of Immunifyme which has won awards like Start up Luxembourg, start up Chile and start up Estonia
Neeraj Kumar Mehta
Gouri Nilakantan is the Creative Director of PACT. She holds a Masters degree in Theatre from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and currently pursuing her PhD in Theater from Jawahar Lal Nehru University. She has directed over 25 Plays including critically acclaimed Water by Komal Swaminathan, Imaginary Invalid by Moliere, and Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, The Little Prince and Some Unknown Arabian Nights in both India and the United States. She has also over 20 publications to her credit and they have appeared in Theatre India and IGNOU publications.
She has read in international conferences held in Dubai, Pakistan, Japan and Serbia. Her fields of expertise lie in Feminism, Children’s theatre and Augusto Boal Techniques. She is currently writing a book in Drama and Music Education with Robert Lee, Associate Chair, Early Music Education Program, Miami University, “From the Children of India to the Children of America”.
Dr. Paul "Spike" Wilson
Paul "Spike" Wilson is a director, theatre scholar, acting teacher, lighting designer, and translator. To date, he has directed over 50 full-length productions, translated or adapted over a dozen works, and written several plays for children.
He directed Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus at Butler University in 2000, as part of his Honors Thesis, "Supernatural and Spiritual Transfiguration in Attic Tragedy." At Miami, he directed Fornes’ The Conduct of Life, Insoo Lee’s Beautiful Yet Absent. As part of his Master’s Thesis, he directed Ron Elisha’s Two. He served as dramaturg for Dr. Jackson’s production of John Whiting’s The Devils. He toured in Russia and the Czech Republic with Thrall Children’s Theatre under Dr. Howard Blanning.
Spike received his PhD in Theatre and Performance studies from the University of Pittsburgh in April of 2014. While finishing his dissertation ("Collective Trauma Memory and Its Theatrical Models: Case Studies in Elie Wiesel and Aeschylus") he served as an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, where he was named Outstanding Adjunct for the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Campus Professor of the Year, both in 2012. He served as the Chair of Education and Outreach for Curtain Call Children’s Theatre in Kokomo, Indiana. He has directed the Kokomo Summer Drama Camp for the past 15 years.