Dhira Rauch makes new theater with old things. In the interest of asking the questions with no marks, Dhira has led paratheatrical body research in Iceland, eaten popcorn nearing the speed of light, and corrupted academic conferences by transforming podiums into performative slinkies. She has been greatly influenced by Jerzy Grotowski’s work of presence, Auguto Boal’s process and Mary Overlie’s Viewpoints. Dhira has a Masters from the Experimental Performance Institute at New College of California in Creative Inquiry and a BFA from the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU Tisch. In her spare time, she cooks, voraciously.