Advisory Board


Mrs. Nalini Chugani
Educationist, specialising in Early Education, ex-President of IAPE (Indian Association of Pre School Education)
"I am happy to be on the Advisory Board of Gillo, although I haven't been very active, neither have I seen plays. I like the logo and the message which itself is so inviting and promises lot of fun for children. I wish Gillo a bright future and may this venture expose children to unadulterated joy and fun."

Ms. Shama Zaidi
Writer and Designer, with a vast experience in Costume Designing and Adaptations for the Stage and Screenwriting for Films and Television

Mr. Ramu Ramanathan
"Shaili Sathyu is not your regular theatre person. She writes, directs, workshops. Also, she teaches in a school tucked away in Charkop, Kandivali. Her work in the school is an offshoot of her theatre work which attempts to retain the edginess of story-telling through a range of experimental stage adaptations. 
(Through Gillo) Shaili has been trying to work with a pool of young actors; trying to take risks. More importantly, she is also trying to build minds.
She comes to the job from an unconventional background: Shama Zaidi as a mother, M S Sathyu as a father and Bajrang Bali the friendly neighbourhood cat - can never be easy. She is trying to train her group; instill a sense of fearlessness; and ensure that theatre is a means of communicating.
The group is trying out ambitious stagings through collaborations. Sathyu and Gillo have a natural organisational gift for running the theatre. This means, projects (local, national, international) and travelling with the shows of the play.
It is clear she has a mission."


Mr. Shyam Benegal
Film maker

Mr. Atul Tiwari
Screenwriter and theatre director