IN -TENTS
A CONSERVATION COMEDY

PRATIK MOTWANI, INDIA

(Founder /Co-CREATOR)

Pratik Motwani is an Actor/Theatre Maker/Theatre Educator originally from Mumbai, India. He holds an MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, CA, USA.
As a voice over artist, Pratik has lent his voice to Dev Patel (the protagonist) in the Indian version of the Oscar Winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Pratik is also co founder of MADBALL CO based in Mumbai, India - Pioneers in introducing the Italian Mask form of Commedia Dell'Arte to the Indian Audience, MADBALL CO primarily creates original devised works of physical theatre that tour the Indian sub continent. As a self producing actor/creator Pratik continues to remain interested in collaboration with artists both nationally and internationally to create original works of devised theatre. His other self devised/produced projects include The Long Way. As an actor Pratik has travelled internationally including The United States, Canada, France, Egypt and  Jordan and worked as a lead actor and company member with IMAGO Theatre,Portland, Oregon, USA in their world renowned mask performance and physical comedy show FROGZ and Zoo Zoo and with The Dell'Arte Company, California, USA. in their production of Mary Jane - The Musical, The Big Thirst and Comedy of Errors. 

MEGHAN FRANK, USA

(Founder/Co-Creator)

Meghan Frank is a performer, educator, and arts administrator who has worked internationally, from Afghanistan to India to Point Arena, CA. She holds an MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from Dell'Arte (2012) and a BA in Theatre for Social Change from UMASS Amherst (2003). She is a member of Bond Street Theatre of New York and she recently completed a Canadian Fringe tour of "Camel Camel" with Janessa Johnsrude with their brand new, international performance duo Glitter Gizzard. From 2012-2014, Meghan was both a staff and faculty member at Dell'Arte International as the Community Programs Manager and Development and Marketing Coordinator .

JANESSA JOHNSRUDE, CANADA

(Co-Creator)

Janessa Johnsrude is Canadian born theatre artist, educator and arts administrator. She holds an MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from Dell'Arte (2013) and a BFA in Theatre from the University of Saskatchewan/Masaryk University (Canada and the Czech Republic). She is a current adjunct faculty member at Dell'Arte International. Janessa is also a founding member of  female comedy duo Glitter Gizzard along with Meghan Frank. She has worked with Madball Co. (formerly known as Rangeely Theater Ensemble from Bombay, India), The Dell'Arte Company (U.S.A), CAOS (Calgary Animated Objects Society) (AB), Ground Cover Theatre (SK), Wide Open (SK), Theatre Ecstasis (SK), and Llewelyn Productions (SK). See Janessa's personal website here.