Balisha Karra

Credits include Resident Director for Besharam Project (Derby Theatre); Resident Facilitator for Standing Ovation, working alongside primary schools to incorporate drama workshops within the KS1 and KS2 curriculum; Resident Assistant Director on Freeman (Strictly Arts/Belgrade Theatre UK tour); Resident Director on Tamasha Writers Group Scratch Night (RichMix London); Trainee Assistant Director of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Young Vic); Director on Birmingham Rep Foundry scheme for shows including Mr Muscle, West and The Other Side of the River; Assistant Director, community cast for Anita and Me (Birmingham Rep); Co-Director, workshop of Great Celestial Cow for the BBC documentary Secret Life of Sue Townsend (Leicester Haymarket).

Balisha is Producer for BE Next (Birmingham European Festival). She was Resident Facilitator for Maslaha Charity, providing drama and workshops to Muslim girls aged 10-14;  and co-ordinator for Corio Di Morti (Birmingham Opera Company).

Studied at University of Birmingham (BA Hons in Drama and Theatre Arts).