Sunday October 08, 2017

Anita Majumdar's coming-of-age stories of cultural identity and consent

The Fish Eyes trilogy is on stage at Toronto's Factory Theatre until Oct. 15.

The Fish Eyes trilogy is on stage at Toronto's Factory Theatre until Oct. 15.

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Fish Eyes is a raucous, funny, forceful play about adolescence in a small British Columbia town. Now, the play itself is a teenager.

Anita Majumdar — award-winning actress, playwright and choreographer — has performed her one-woman story in cities and towns across Canada for thirteen years. 

Anita Majumdar

Anita Majumdar on stage (Photo by Dahlia Katz)

It's about cultural identity, consent, classical Indian dance, and coming of age.

Fish Eyes in on-stage now at Toronto's Factory Theatre, along with its sister plays Boys  With Cars and Let Me Borrow That Top.

Anita Majumdar

Anita Majumdar performs her play Fish Eyes (Photo by Dahlia Katz)

As Alisa Siegel discovered, no one is more surprised by the staying power of the material than Ms. Majumdar herself.

Click 'listen' above to hear the short documentary.