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Bombay Black by Anosh Irani

Raghupriya Society 
Burnaby, Canada
Playwright: Anosh Irani  
The lives of an Indian exotic dancer and her embittered mother are altered when a blind stranger visits them. Poetic, mythic, and brave, Anosh Irani’s 2006 multiple Dora Award-winning Bombay Black is a searing play set in the bitter reality of India. Funny, violent, humane, and directed by Mumbai-born, Fringe award winning producer Rohit Chokhani.

Rohit Chokhani’s prior Fringe award-winning production work in different capacities includes: Siddhartha:  A Journey Home, winner of the Talk of the Fringe Award, and Mrs. Singh and Me, winner of the Pick of the Fringe Award. 

Funny / Poetic / Multicultural / 100 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Smoke Fog

Underrepresented artist: Performed by culturally diverse actors - this production engages with the members of the blind community and the South Asian community and will take you on a journey into their world.

9/7/2017 To 9/16/2017

Theatre Terrific 
Vancovuer, Canada 
Playwright: Susanna Uchatius in collaboration with the cast. 
Breath-Ahhh’s all inclusive cast explores the universal truth... that breath is something we all share. This rhythmical explosive work uses dance, imagistic gestures, self-expressed soundscape, and all variations of emotional and physical breath to define the means to support humanity’s co-existence. Join us for another remarkable pioneering work! 

Theatre Terrific is in the development of increasing accessibility capacity for the Deaf-blind, low-vision, and blind communities. Please reach out at or through our ASL interpreters at 778.819.0836 for more information.

Weird / Poetic / Multicultural / 45 minutes / 14+

Underrepresented artist: Collaboratively created and performed by artists who may identify as deaf, physically, mentally, cognitively, gender and culturally different.


9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Setting Bones

Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: lee williams boudakian, Kamee Abrahamian & Anoushka Ratnarajah 
When their mother and grandmother suddenly die, three estranged siblings are reunited in their childhood home, where they are confronted by legacies of displacement, cultural erasure, and fragmentation that have haunted their family for generations. In turn, they must rediscover one another and their desires for belonging, understanding, and love. 

Setting Bones is a new show from interdisciplinary arts company Kalik, and the 2017 winner of the Fringe New Play Prize from the Playwrights Theatre Company, with Dramaturgy from mia susan amir. 

The performance on September 11 is half-price!

Intimate / Multicultural / LGBTQ+ / 60 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Strobe Lights

Underrepresented artist: Written and performed by queer, trans and gender non-conforming people of colour.

9/9/2017 To 9/17/2017
Advance Theatre New Works by Women: Jumping Ship

Marcia Johnson 
Toronto, Canada
Playwright: Marcia Johnson
Directed by Marisa Smith

The year is 1904. Scottish sailor, Jamey Dunbar meets young entrepreneur, Audrey Williams on a beach in Jamaica. Their lives change forever. This is a love story inspired by the playwright’s great grandparents. 

Funny / Warm and Fuzzy / Multicultural / 100 minutes / 14+

This show is part of the Advance Theatre New Works by Women series.

Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested rate of $5 to $10.

9/11/2017 1:30 PM
Advance Theatre New Works by Women: Hidden Memories

Gwaandak Theatre 
Whitehorse, Canada 
Playwright: Lillian Nakamura Maguire
Directed by Donna Yamamoto 
The daughter of Japanese immigrants sifts through her parents’ memorabilia, piecing together their early BC life and forced relocation. She tries to find peace with her parents’ choices during times of racial discrimination, her own identity, and what she passes on to her daughter.
National Association of Japanese Canadians Endowment Fund support. 

Tear-Jerker / Poetic / Multicultural / 90 minutes / 14+

This show is part of the Advance Theatre New Works by Women series.

Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested rate of $5 to $10.

Underrepresented artist: Written by Lillian Nakamura Maguire, a second generation Japanese Canadian, emerging playwright living in Whitehorse Yukon.

9/13/2017 1:30 PM