Mr. Abhinna Routray, is an established theatre Director, who is known for his experiments in designing a play. He tries to fill the box stage in a newer shape to expose a drama in a fresh modern design for the modern audiences. He tries for a variety of style of presenting a play. His design creates connections among different art forms such as music, painting and usable three-dimensional set emphasizing emotion angle of theatre. Now he is the Artistic Theater Director of “JEEVAN REKHA”.
Mr.Routray’s background has included acting in 15 serious stage productions, directing & designing more than 22nos of Odia plays apart from engagement with various theatre groups directing plays. Some of his directed and well appreciated original Odia plays are SEETA, MUKTA LABHA, ANAMIKA TARA, DHUSARA PRUTHIVI, CHHABI, DUITI SURYA DAGDHA PHULA KU NEl etc. He has exposed the audiences to many translated or adapted plays with his innovations such as ANDHA YUG, ADHE ADHURE, KANYADANA, GOTIE GADHHARA ATMA KATHA, KAMALA, TAA MAA RA KAHANI, DHADI RAMAYAN etc. Audiences wait for his plays in Odisha for which he is counted as a successful Theatre director.
He is also an approved Theater Artist in All India Radio-Cuttack. For his organizational capacity he completed seven years of leading role as General Secretary of Odisha Natya Sangha, the apex association of theatre groups of Odisha for which he is well connected with theatre practitioners of all over Odisha. He had also served as the ex financial committee member of Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi.