Arvind Gaur is an Indian theatre director known for innovative, socially and politically relevant plays in India. Gaur’s plays are contemporary and thought-provoking, connecting intimate personal spheres of existence to larger social political issues. His work deals with Internet censorship, communalism, caste issues, domestic violence, crimes of state, politics of power, violence, injustice, social discrimination, marginalisation, and racism.
Arvind is the leader of Asmita, Delhi’s “most prolific theatre group”, and is an actor trainer, social activist, street theatre worker and story teller. Gaur was the recipient of a research fellowship awarded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (India) (1997–98). He was on the guest faculty of Delhi University for Theatre in education program for three years. He has conducted many theatre workshops and performed in colleges, institutions, universities and schools in India and abroad. He organises theatre workshops for children in schools and slums as well as street theatre performances on socio-political issues. He has directed more than hundreds stage and street plays over 25 years.