Diversity and Equity in the Arts: Are we there yet?
Validating Prejudice is not Secularism - A statement by Teesri Duniya Theater on Bill 21.
I came to Canada from India. That was 43 years ago. India is an ancient civilization brimming with differences – 26 languages, 250 dialects, 29 provinces, and various territories, religions, races, ethnicities and cultures. While the social cohesion of India is injuriously threatened by today’s rising majoritarian Hindu nationalism – it is still the diversity that unites this vast country.
Diversity is as old a phenomenon as human existence. Differences do not create distance but rather, motivate equality – for it is differences that propel citizens to demand equality.
Westmount Mag: Brave Play Explores Youth Radicalization
Validating Prejudice is not Secularism; Teesri Duniya Theatre vehemently opposes the Quebec Government’s proposed Bill 21 posits a stance of equality and anti-religious secularism by banning teachers, police officers, judges, prison guards, crown prosecutors and many other public servants from wearing hijabs, turbans, kippahs, and crucifixes while on duty. Bill 21 would also require citizens to uncover their faces when accessing public services like municipal transit and the legal system.
QWF: Teesri Duniya Theatre Shortlisted For Playwright Prize
Birthmark delivers a compelling vision for peace and social justice …
Broadway Theatre World: Thought-Provoking New Play, BIRTHMARK Comes to Teesri Duniya Theatre
Artistic Director Rahul Varma was nominated for QWF’s ‘Playwriting Prize’. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018.
Montreal Gazette Dunlevy; Post-SLĀV and Kanata, let's talk about cultural appropriation
The news is brimming with articles about youth radicalization. Wrapping the topic in a human, family story, playwright Stephen Orlov's newest work uses…
METAs: Artistic Director Rahul Varma Receives 2018 Award For Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award
The dust may have settled on SLĀV and Kanata, but there are still lessons to learn from the outcry surrounding Robert Lepage’s controversial stage productions that engulfed the Quebec cultural scene this past summer.
Montreal Jewish Magazine: World Premiere 'Birthmark' Delivers Compelling Vision
On Sunday, October 14th, 2018, Artistic Director Rahul Varma was named the 2018 recipient of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award for his contribution to the Montreal English Theatre Community.
The news is brimming with articles about youth radicalization. Wrapping the topic in a human, family story, playwright Stephen Orlov’s newest work uses…