Chanakya Vyas is a playwright, director, and teacher currently based in Bangalore. He studied Devised Theatre and Performance from LISPA, UK on a Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship (2014) and is a recipient of the Project 560 grant by the India Foundation for the Arts (2020) and the Ratan Tata Trust Scholarship (2018). He was recently commissioned to direct two projects - a play for the Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival (2021) and a series of online performances as part of the Science Gallery Bengaluru's exhibit PSYCHE (2022). He also served as the Artistic Director of Indian Ensemble, a reputed theatre company from 2018 to 2022. Currently, he is interested in learning filmmaking and will be going to the Prague Film School in July 2022.