Ugoran Prasad is a fictionist, dramaturg, and performance reseacher. He has been a resident artist and writer at Teater Garasi since early 2000s and took parts in some of the group’s main works. His fiction writing received few accolades, most notably as the best selected short story from Kompas Daily Paper in 2007. An editor for theatre research journal Lebur (2004-2010), his investment in the institutionalization of performance as means of knowledge production is expanded as he served as a program manager at MSPI (Indonesian Society for Performing Arts), and as program director at Teater Garasi. He is a two-time receiver of Asian Cultural Council fellowship (2008 and 2010-2011), which he spent as a visiting scholar in Performance Studies Department at New York University. He received Erasmus Mundus scholarship at the MA program in International Performance Research (University of Warwick and University of Amsterdam, 2011-2012), which he graduated with distinction in 2013. He currently lives in New York for his doctoral study in Theatre Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is a founding member, a lyricist and a main performer of Melancholic Bitch, a modern-rock band based in Yogyakarta.