Theatre makes emotional and intellectual change in actor and spectator, make an actor more sensible and educate spectator about some hardcore real issue of our society and the system. Dakxin Chhara has used street theatre and some experimental theatre forms to sensitize the society and the system about some real issues, mainly issues that being face by India’s nomadic and de-notified tribes and by many marginalized and oppressed communities in India.  By conducting workshops and performances, he developed leadership in the oppressed communities and train actors, writer and directors as Social Change maker.  He is founding member of Budhan Theatre which was founded by linguist and activist Prof. Ganesh Devy and Renowned Bengali writer Smt. Mahasweta Devi in 1998. Dakxin Chhara is an honorary director of the Budhan Theatre ( www.budhantheatre.org ).

Har Sapane Ko Jeene Ka Adhikaar Hai (2018)

This play is based on a painful incident in which a DNT woman commits sucide due to police harressment in Bhopal and issues her death statement in video. The play is in ‘Documentary Play’ Style where actors performs and on screen real documents comes on the screen. The play was included in Abhivyakti Festival 

More than 9 shows.

The Lower Depth (2009)

An adaptation, originally written by Maxim Gorky and adapted in the context of slum dwellers and slum demolition. Performed it in “Environmental play” style in the one of the slum in Ahmedabad. 

More than 2 shows.


Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (Written by Dario Fo and translated by Amitabh Shrivastav) (2009)

A world famous satirical play on police corruption “Accidental Death of an Anarchist” originally written in Italian by Dario Fo and translated in Hindi by Amitabh Shrivastav. The play was also performed in Serendipity Arts Festival (2019), Goa, India.  

More than 40 shows.


Ek Aur Balcony (An Adaptation – Written by Jean Genet) (2008)

Adaptations of French play La Balcon by Jean Gente investigates contemporary socio-political issues of India. 

More than 7 shows.


Muze Mat Maro…Saab (Don’t Beat Me…Sir) (2008)

A play that is a collage of Three plays Budhan, Encounter and Bulldozer that shows different human rights violations happens with De-notified Tribes in India. 

More than 400 shows.

Ulgulan (2006)

A play based on renown writer Smt Mahasveta Devi’s book “Aranya Adhikar” that portraits tribal leader Birsa Munda’s struggle with the British for forest land in 19th century. The play was made with tribal artists and activists at Adivasi Academy, Tejgadh.

More than 60 shows.

Khoj (Search) (2005)

A play with Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT) students on child trafficking issue in India. 

More than 8 shows.

Ek Chhoti Si Ladai (2005)

A play to show harsh reality of tribal land rights in jungles.

More than 5 shows.

Bhoma (Written by Badal Sircar) (2004)

A street play explores political corruption and exploitation of people and resources by Indian politics, written by Badal Sircar.

More than 15 shows.

Majhab Hame Sikhata Aapas Mein Bair Rakhna (2002)

This play was based on communal riots broke in 2002 between Hindu and Muslim communities in the state of Gujarat. Play portraits true incidents happened during riots and role of religion in it. 

More than 10 shows.

Encounter (2001)

A 40-minute play depicts fake encounter of Deepak Pawar, a person who survived on bagging on streets portraits as “Weapon Smuggler” by police. 

More than 60 shows.

Pinya Hari Kale Ki Maut (Death Of Pinya Hari Kale) (1999)

A De-notified tribal young man killed in police custody in Baramati district of Maharashtra. Any incident of brutal police torture on an innocent man because of historical stigma of “Born Criminals”.

More than 20 shows.

Budhan (1998)

A play on coustodial death of Budhan Sabar in Purulia district of West Bengal. Widely performed and Published by Penguin India publication in ‘Painted Words’, Purva Prakashan and Malayala Manorama Magazine; translated and published in Many Indian Languages.

More than 800 shows.