Theatre person, author, community media practitioner and educator, Ashish Sen is passionate about communication and culture for social change. Sen has worked extensively in theatre both as an actor and director since the 1970s in Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore. He is particularly interested in Indian writing in English and has worked with several playwrights from the sub-continent including Poile Sengupta, Sadiqa Peerbhoy, Mahesh Dattani, Khalid Ahmed, Gurcharan Das, and G.K. Jayaram. As a Director, his recent productions include The Costume Party, by G K Jayaram, 9 Jakhoo hill by Gurcharan Das, Flypaper trap, by Swati Simha , Marry Go Round, by Sadiqa Peerbhoy and The Open Couple, by Dario Fo.
A recipient of the Keith Yeomans Global Award for community media, Ashish Sen is Trustee of both the Naina Devi Foundation (New Delhi) and the Lalita Shivaram Ubhayekar Foundation for the Arts (Bangalore).