Kirtana Kumar is an actor, director, dramaturg and an award winning film-maker. She trained and performed as an actor with The Asian-American Theatre Project at The Los Angeles Theatre Centre (LATC) and has a Master’s Degree in European Classics and American Literature. Her abiding interest is in creating new works with her company, Little Jasmine, with an emphasis on indigenous forms, texts, visuals, sounds, ideas used as a lens for contemporary concerns. She will be shedding light on the idea of challenging entrenched notions of success and achievement through theatre and the arts. Studded with incidents, accidents and experiences from her life, she will provide a 360 degree circumnavigation of a life in theatre.