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

The actress, playwright, dancer and choreographer has performed “Fish Eyes” for 13 years. Now it’s onstage again in Toronto, part of a trilogy of her one-woman shows, all about the struggle, heartbreak and joy of adolescence in a small town.
The Fish Eyes trilogy is on stage at Toronto's Factory Theatre until Oct. 15.

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 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 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.

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