Anika Nayak (they/she) is a Boston-based theater artist focusing on Stage Management, Electrician Work, and Teaching.
Anika’s love for theater began as a young child taking classes at Wheelock Family Theater and traveling the world with ANIKAYA Dance Theater. They grew up surrounded by art and with a deep love and admiration for creative language and communication. Anika has found a deep passion for stage management, sewing the pieces of theater into a tapestry of stories.
Anika focuses on creating non hierarchical and collaborative spaces in which theater and art can be created and experienced as what she believes is at it’s core, a universal language of being.
Anika most recently has been the Production Stage Manager for the UMass Amherst Theater Department, Production Stage Manager for White Snake Opera, resident Master Electrician for Moonbox Theater, Technical Director and Stage Manager for ANIKAYA Dance Theater, and is a regular teaching artist at Wheelock Family Theater.
Their work with has taken them throughout New England as well as internationally to Ramallah, Palestine; Cape Town, South Africa and Maputo, Mozambique with ANIKAYA’s Conference of the Birds.
She is currently pursuing a certificate in Intimacy Direction and Choreography as the next step in expanding her theater repertoire and creating safe and inclusive workspaces.