Jasmine Sawant

Jasmine Sawant has been writing essays, articles and short skits while in India. During her student days at Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics it was in English, at the Alliance Francaise de Bombay, in French and at the Max Muller Bhavan, in German. An award-winning alumnus of the post-graduate journalism program of Bhavan’s Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication & Management Mumbai, Jasmine moved to Saudi Arabia, where she started writing short plays for children. After coming to Canada, she has been writing and co-writing plays for stage. Her short play, The Kallus Next Door, was produced in 2007 and published in Word Fest - Celebrating Ideas, the first anthology of the Mississauga Writers’ Group. It was part of South Asian author readings at INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair in 2014. Her play, One World Our World, a dance-theatre piece for children, was commissioned by Sampradaya Dance Academy in 2009. It premiered at the Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga and was remounted in June 2015 at Pearson Theatre, Brampton. Her short play, a tribute to 'saris/sarees' titled Saree Kahaniyan - Saree Stories was performed at an annual awards night for Desi News, and has been published in the second anthology of the Mississauga Writers' Group, Word Fest - Celebrating our Journeys. Her most recent work is the English translation of the full length award-winning play by Marathi playwright, Yogesh Soman. The English play, Case #99, received its world premiere in October 2015 at Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga. Jasmine is a member of the Mississauga Writers' Group.




Award Category Year Play
The Marty for Best Established Writer Literary Arts 2016