Other Creative Work
His theatre involvements started in the late 60s when he was still in Calcutta and he played a significant role in the vanguard of the new dramatic movements emerging in the region. He was actively a part of the Anglo-Bengali theatre scene, writing, producing, directing, set designing and painting, light designing, choreographing and performing in plays in the city, winning innumerable awards at festivals.
When he moved to Mumbai, he began applying his substantial theatre experience first to Street and Protest Theatre then to education, working with leading educational institutions in the city, using creative theatre approaches to learning and social development in the classroom. He then moved on to using various forms of creative expression - creative writing, theatre and the visual arts. Max Mueller Bhavan in Mumbai sponsored a number of creative workshops for children in which he effectively used the arts for social and cultural expression.
He then used his creative experience for classroom learning and therapeutic purposes for severely disabled children and young people at the Spastics Society's Centre for Special Education in Mumbai. In the process he introduced creative education as an integration tool. Extending his approach further, he began to train teachers and other creative educationists, preparing them to work with special children and young people, using a multi-art strategy.
His creative education work then went on to include children and young people from socially and economically deprived areas. This brought him in touch with street children at the National Society For Clean Cities' Children’s Complex in Bandra, Mumbai. At the Complex he worked for over a year with deprived children and helped them shape their own musical play, build and paint the sets, evolve and execute face and body painting designs, make and paint animal masks and create their own music.
Extending his creative education approach nationally, he worked in Delhi with the Times Of India's programme known as Newspapers In Education. As part of the programme, he worked creatively with children and young people from 60 schools in the Capital. He also worked on multi-art programmes with municipal school children and teachers in the city.
In Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, he worked with thirty families of traditional puppeteers, and helped them to develop new scripts, design paint new sets and evolve new approaches to lyric writing.
He conducted an extended creative communication workshop at the National Institute For Design (Ahmedabad).
Khare has worked with University students in Mumbai and Pune, on a range of creative writing programmes developed by him and has contributed significantly to helping children from 6 to 16 years to express themselves creatively. For the last six year he has worked closely with Prithvi Theatre ( Mumbai) and Junoon on their series of summer workshops for children.
In Pune, he is the Director of The Rewachand Bhojwani Academy and has developed and teaches a creative writing paper for MA students at the University of Pune.