Born in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, Debesh has been working in the field of theatre for the last thirty three years. He is the founder and director of “Sansriti”. He has directed over 40 plays in Bengali. “Winkle Twinkle”, “Devi Sarpomasta”, “Phataru”, “Saudagorer Nouka” are milestone productions on the Bengali Stage directed by Debesh.

Not only proscenium, but he has also directed plays for intimate and site-specific theatre. He is a well acclaimed theatre academic and expert, and has completed a senior fellowship on “Cognitive Neuroscience and Theatre”. He has written several books on theatre. “The Week” magazine felicitated him as one of the ‘Fifty emerging stars of India’ in 2003. Debesh has been honoured by Paschimbanga Natya  Academy (Govt. of W.B.) as “Best Director” twice. Recipient  of many awards  Debesh directed his first feature film “Natoker Moto: like a play” in 2015. It was included in International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa in the Indian Panorama and, International Competition Section. Film Critic Circle of India (FCCI) honoured him as best debut director of 2015 for the film. Currently he is working on “Natyashastra”. Highest state award in theatre (Girish Ghosh Samman) was given to Debesh by Govt. of W.B. (I&CA) in 2019. 


Brain (2012)


‘BRAIN’ is an experimental research based play connected with neuroscience or brain science. The play is essential for understanding social web of relationship and the connectivity of brain with it’s electro-chemistry. Visually charecterised on the basis of Neuroscience, the playwright is convinced that physical virtue for all our thoughts, aspirations, languages,sense of consciosnes, moral-immoral beliefs and everything else that makes us human, can be found in the brain. The play is dealt with men-to-women affair, and closely observes how multiplicity of sex and money power play. People fail to put up with the failings of their partners. Comes indifference as it fills up the void and subsquently the morality of the extramarital affair is put to further explanation and exploration, too. Crisis brings the conflict of counter crisis. Human instinct and impulse shake up the duality of the character and the violence of indifferences is overtrampted by counter violence of differences.The man is killed but not it’s brain.The sonic language enters into collective conscience of human neurohistory and it is resoluted that there is ultimately no win, no loss. Only experimential learning is the human quest.


Set Design : Hiran Mitra

Music : Mayukh-Mainak

Music Operation : Anindya Nandi

Light : Sudip Sanyal

Costume : Kastury Chattopadhyay

Playwright & Direction : Debesh Chattopadhyay