Anita Majumdar

Anita Majumdar is an award-winning actress and acting graduate from the National Theatre School of Canada who also holds a degree in English, Theatre, and South Asian Languages from the University of British Columbia. As well, she is trained in classical Indian dance which she has integrated into solo show works such as Fish Eyes, which premiered in Toronto over a decade ago as well was nominated for Dora Mavor Moore award and has since toured extensively across Canada and abroad; The Misfit, which was developed through the International PuSh Performing Arts Festival and nominated for 2 Dora Mavor Moore awards after premiering at Theatre Passe Muraille; and Aisha n' Ben which was workshopped through support of the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad. In the spring of 2013, Anita was the recipient of the Governor General Protege Prize in Playwriting mentored by John Murrell and a member of the Tarragon Theatre Writer's Unit, Cahoot's Theatre Company's Hothouse unit and Vancouver Playwrights Centre's commissioning program, The News. 2014 saw the premiere of Anita's most personal and ambitious play, Same Same But Different, at Theatre Passe Muraille and Alberta Theatre Projects and garnered 2 Betty Mitchell nominations including Outstanding New Play or Musical. Currently, Anita is wrapping up a cross-Canada tour of her Fish Eyes Trilogy solo show series including the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver and the inaugral season of the Agha Khan Museum in Toronto. The series was developed with Nightswimming where she is the on-going playwright-in-residence. The Fish Eyes Trilogy will be published by Playwright's Canada Press and available in late spring of 2016.

Affiliation: 
CAEA