Makarand Sathe, who is an architect by profession, has been writing plays, novels, articles and Theatre History Marathi for the last three decades. He has directed many of his own plays which have been performed at national and international festivals. His work has been translated, performed, and published in English, French, Russian and many Indian languages. He has received many prestigious awards. He has received many fellowships like National Fellowship at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, at Shimla and IFA, Banglore. He has written 3 volumes about the socio-political history of Marathi theatre which has been published in English by Oxford University Press.
His writing expresses his wide range of concerns, from the socio-political scenario of today, to the philosophical aspects of time and space, from human existence and ethics, to the impact of science and technology on the post-modern society and the absurdity in the modern urban life.
He has been associated with the Dept. of Performing Arts, University of Pune, as visiting faculty and has travelled extensively in India as well as abroad for lectures and seminars. He is on the selection committee of Pune International Film festival.