Tanvi Lehr Sonigra is an actor and theatre-maker. She is an alumnus of the Drama School Mumbai.
Tanvi started her journey in theatre through various inter-collegiate festivals like Thespo, Adi Marzban, IPTA, Bhavai, and went on to acting in experimental plays like Margdarshan (by Manoj Shah – Ideas Unlimited), The EQ (by Amatya Goradia – AmyGo).
Soon after, she acted and puppeteered in a multilingual and devised play called Mujer with the UK based director, Trina Halder and acted in a dramatized reading of You Shall Give Me Grandsons, both at Thespo in association with the British Council.
After graduating from the Drama School Mumbai, Tanvi has been a part of various theatre productions, most recent of which are – ‘Hello Farmaish’ (by Yuki Ellias – Dur Se Brothers) and ‘A Farming Story’ (by Faezeh Jalali – FATS TheArts). She also performed in an interdisciplinary art show called ‘A Mad Tea Party’ (by Ragini Singh Khushwaha and Akshat Nigam – ArtNowThus).
Tanvi participated in a physical theatre workshop called ‘Moksha – A Dance Retreat in Nature’ where she was mentored by well experienced and trained theatre and dance practitioners like Rob Hayden, Clementine Telesfort, Eleanore PB. This workshop paved way to her solo piece called ‘Rapunzel 2.0’ which she devised, directed and wrote. It was performed at ‘Inqueerables – A Queer Fest’ curated by Shobhna Kumar and Vikram Phukan. She travelled with another self created solo piece called ‘Ever Felt This Way?’ to Hoppipola Interdisciplinary Arts Festival at the Moksha Dance Space in Bangalore.
Tanvi also modelled at the Lakme Fashion Week for a brand called The Pot Plant Clothing for their theme, ‘Performance Art meets Fashion’ where she put to use her training in physical theatre.
Currently, Tanvi is training in Capoeira from the ‘Centre for Capoeira India’ to further her capacity as a performer.