Janaki Ranpura
Affiliated Writer
Minneapolis, MN
Biography

Ranpura designs performances and events for public space and the stage. A Many Voices fellow at the Playwrights’ Center for three years (2010-14), she is also a member of the City Art Collaboratory, Public Art St Paul’s city planning think tank. Her past work with puppets and street games has been supported by the Henson Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, Forecast Public Art, and Northern Lights, Minnesota. She has produced projects with Pedro Reyes (Art Basel Parcours) and Shadowlight, Larry Reed’s company in San Francisco. She worked on a performance installation about heart surgery as a MacDowell Fellow in 2013. She trained at the Lecoq School in Paris and has a Humanities degree from Yale University, where her thesis work was about how the particularities of space shape narrative.