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.
Starring Nimet Kanji as Padma, Agam Darshi as Apsara, and Munish Sharma as Kamal
This is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association Production under the Festival Policy
Bombay Black premiered in January 2006 at the Theatre Centre, Toronto. It was commissioned and developed by Nightswimming Theatre and produced by Cahoots Theatre Projects. It was workshopped and given a public reading at On the Verge, 2005 (National Arts Centre, Ottawa). The playwright is extremely grateful to the Canada
Council for the Arts for generous support.
Bombay Black is staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, Gary Goddard Agency, www.garygoddardagency.com.
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.