Sathyabhama has been working as a theatre practitioner in India for the past two decades and is the director and Trustee of Ananta Performing Arts and Research Center. She completed a 3 year post-graduation diploma from the National School of Drama, New Delhi with a specialisation in Theatre Design and Techniques (2008) and also completed a research fellowship under the Ministry of Culture titled Space, Body, and Design in the traditional rituals of India. She has received many grants and endowments such as the G. Shankarapilla Endowment award from Calicut University (2004) and was part of the India-China Cultural exchange Program (2011). She has worked with many eminent theatre practitioners across the globe and has directed plays such as Andorra, Blindness and Conference of the Birds. She has also worked as a subject expert on Theatre Design, Direction and Children’s theatre and developed around 15 theoretical papers as part of the documentation process at Calicut University under the University Grant Commission of India. She has had an opportunity to present her research papers in places such as Athens, Greece and Cape Town, South Africa and has worked/traveled with different theatre artists in Germany and the Netherlands. For the past several years she has been a theatre educator looking at theatre/practice from a wider perspective and working with many marginalised communities across India.