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Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan


  • Montréal, arts interculturels 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, suite 103 Montreal, QC, H2X 2K5 Canada (map)

Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan, written and performed by Dipti Mehta, directed by Mark Cirnigliaro

Honour is a story of a girl child in a brothel, which reveals the truth of millions of sex trafficked-girls across the world. Honour is a multiple award winner including Best actress, Best Solo including Nirbhaya Award for showcasing women’s issues through Art.

HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan is an attempt to break stereotypes. It is a piece that operates on many levels: music, dance and storytelling, in order to engage the viewer on a very visceral level. It connects the hearts of the characters to those of the audiences watching their story. For these 75 minutes we are one community, viewers and brothel dwellers, connected through our shared humanity.

The purpose of creating HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan is to raise awareness and break down the social stigma that exists around sex workers. The show gives voice to trafficked victims in a way that reaches the viewer’s soul. Why is there ever an us and a them? That is the question at the center of the piece. When all the labels are taken away what remains is a mother, a daughter, a friend, someone trying to survive, trying to create a safe haven for their family, a life that is precious and beautiful filled with hopes and dreams, innocence and laughter, heartbreaks and sadness; this is the story told in HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan. A tribute to millions of sex trafficking victims around the globe.

Creative Team

Writer and Preformer: Dipti Mehta
Director: Mark Cirnigliaro
Original Score: Rhythm Tolee
Choreography: Monica Kapoor
Sound Design: Matt Bittner
Costume Consultant: Scott Westervelt
Touring Producer: Rohit Chokhani
Production Manager: David Perrault-Ninacs
Technical Director: David Surette
Stage Manager: Sierra Alarie

Presented at Montréal, arts interculturels
3680, rue Jeanne-Mance
Montréal (Québec) H2X 2K5

Show dates:
8PM: Oct 3, 4, 5
2PM: Oct 5, 6

The 2PM performance on October 5th will be followed by a 20-minute talkback.

Take advantage of our Early-Bird reduced price by ordering your tickets before August 31!



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