Titas Halder is a writer working across theatre, film and music.
He trained as a writer on the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers' Programme, as Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse, and graduated from Oxford University. He was previously Associate Director at the Tricycle Theatre, Creative Associate at the Bush Theatre, and Literary Associate at the Finborough Theatre.
His debut play RUN THE BEAST DOWN premiered in January 2017 in a co-production between The Marlowe Theatre and the Finborough Theatre. He was subsequently nominated for Best Writer at the inaugural Stage Debut Awards for the play. Titas’ second play ESCAPE THE SCAFFOLD premiered in a co-production between The Other Room, Theatre 503 and Mongrel Thumb in Spring 2017. He was then commissioned to adapt Strindberg’s EASTER for RADA and the production premiered in late 2017.
Titas’ play THE BASEMENT was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award 2017 and he is currently under commission with Out Of Joint to adapt a Shirley Jackson novel. For screen, Titas is currently developing his first feature film with Frogspawn Film.
Titas has worked extensively on new writing and developing new plays. His work as director includes SINNERS CLUB by Lucy Rivers (Soho Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, The Other Room), SILENCE by Harold Pinter, ST. NICHOLAS by Conor McPherson (The Other Room) A BOY AND HIS SOUL by Colman Domingo (Tricycle Theatre), THE DANCE OF DEATH by August Strindberg / Conor McPherson (Donmar Trafalgar).
He is represented as a director by Nick Frankfort at MGC and his plays are published by Oberon Books.
For RUN THE BEAST DOWN - Nominated for Best Writer at The Stage Debut Awards, 2017
For THE BASEMENT - Nominated for the Verity Bargate Award, 2017