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John Chou

Sam

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Cyrus Faird

Doc

Huse Madavji

Huse Madhavji

Baba

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Chanakya Mukherjee

Hasan

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Gugun Deep Singh

Abdul

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Sugith Varughese

Randy

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Tahirih Vejdani

Haseena

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Farid Yazdani

Ram

About the Playwright & Director


            

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Anosh Irani

Playwright

Anosh Irani has published four critically acclaimed novels: The Cripple and His Talismans, a national bestseller; The Song of Kahunsha, which was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; Dahanu Road, which was nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize; and The Parcel, a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. It was longlisted for the 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and is longlisted for the 2018 Dublin Literary Award. The Parcel was chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by the Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, National Post, CBC Books and The Walrus. His play Bombay Black won 5 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, including for Outstanding New Play, and his anthology The Bombay Plays: The Matka King & Bombay Black was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award. His new play, The Men in White, was nominated for 3 Jessie Richardson Awards including for Outstanding Original Script. His work has been translated into eleven languages.

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Philip Akin

Director

Directing: latest selected: Shaw Festival: Of Marriage and Men by George Bernard Shaw (2108), RMTC: The Humans by Steven Karam (2018), Obsidian Theatre: hang by Debbie tucker green (2018), Shaw Festival: 1837: The Farmer’s Revolt by Rick Salutin/TPM Ensemble (2017), Acting Up Stage/Obsidian Theatre Company: Passing Strange by Stew and Heidi Rodewald (2017), Fountain School of Performing Arts: Dalhousie University: Midsummers Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (2016), Shaw Festival: Master Harold and the Boys by Athol Fugard (2016): Obsidian Theatre: Up the Garden Path by Lisa Codrington (2016), Obsidian Theatre: Venus' Daughter by Meghan Swaby (2016).

AWARDS

✪ William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life (2014)

✪ Life Membership Award from Canadian Actors Equity Association for outstanding           contributions to the performing arts within our jurisdiction. (2014)

✪ The Grid’s #2 2013 Theatre MVP

✪ Merritt Award Nomination (Halifax) for Outstanding Direction (2012)**

✪ Dora Nominations for Best Director in the General Theatre Division 2008, 2011 and          2012 {winning in 2012}*

✪ The Toronto Sun Performing Artist of the Year (2011)

✪ Playwright’s Guild of Canada Women’s Caucus Bra d’Or Award for supporting and            promoting the work of Canadian women playwrights (2011)

✪ Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award (2011)

✪ Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts Silver Ticket Award for Outstanding                   Contribution

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We Keep Coming Back

An artist, his mother, a scholar, and a creepy guy with a moustache – We Keep Coming Back is a real life story of a Jewish mother and son who decide to visit their pre-Holocaust familial home in Poland. On their quest to discover their lost history, Michael and Mary find new friends, love, and an unexpectedly vibrant cultural revival. An intimate and humorous look at how confronting trauma and preconceptions can sometimes lead to the discovery of something beautiful and transformative.

 

Location: Mainspace Theatre

Date: November 14 , 2018

Time: 8PM

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The Tashme Project

An artist, his mother, a scholar, and a creepy guy with a moustache – Highlighting the unexpected moments of joy and wonder in the face of hardship and injustice, The Tashme Project chronicles the experiences of the Nisei, second generation Japanese Canadians. Now in their 70s and 80s, they were children during the Second World War and subjected to Canada’s strict internment laws. The unique memories they share of interment and post-War resettlement offer a crucial and little known glimpse into Canada’s shameful wartime past, while offering glimmers of hope for the future.   

Location: Mainspace Theatre

Date: January 29, 2019

Time: 8PM

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Beautiful Man

As the prime suspect in a workplace accident, Floyd flees through the Rockies to escape the clutches of the RCMP. On his riveting journey westward to the Pacific, Floyd looks back on his childhood, meets some unlikely companions, and undergoes a startling transformation. A love letter to nature and critique of the devastating consequences of industrial expansion, Bears is a wild multi-disciplinary adventure.

 

 

Location: Mainspace Theatre

Date: Febuary 28, 2019

Time: 8PM

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Angélique

Based on the true story of Marie Joseph Angélique, an enslaved Black woman who was hanged for setting fire to Montréal in 1734, Lorena Gale’s award-winning 1998 classic draws a line from Canada’s relatively unknown past to our contemporary struggles with racism. Combining historical fact with a thrilling live score and an electrifying script, this musical play gives a vibrant account of Canadian Black history beyond the Underground Railroad.   

Location: Mainspace Theatre

Date: April 03, 2019

Time: 8PM

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Beautiful Man

A scathing satire about the portrayal of women in film and television, three friends take us on a whirlwind tour of an upside-down world there women are the hunters, not the hunted; the heroes, not the victims; the subjects, not the objects, all while gazing at the semi-nude Beautiful Man. You’ll never watch your favourite binge-worthy shows the same way again.

 

Location: Mainspace Theatre

Date: May 04, 2019

Time: 8PM

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