“My dance set’s pretty easy; dance Slumdog Millionaire songs for white people weddings.”
– Naz, Boys With Cars
Factory is proud to launch their new season ‘Shaping Stories’ with the acclaimed Nightswimming production, THE FISH EYES TRILOGY, an audacious trio of one woman dance-plays from award-winning playwright, dancer, choreographer and performer, Anita Majumdar.
The exhilarating coming-of-age plays, Fish Eyes, Boys With Cars, and Let Me Borrow That Top are told through the eyes of three different teenage girls who attend the same school in small town, BC. “I’m stuck in this fuckin’ Greek tragedy called Port Moody.” (Naz, Boys with Cars) The three girls, alongside their family and friends, portrayed by Majumdar in a tour-de-force solo performance, discuss everything from cute boys to colonialism to consent.
With razor sharp writing, humour and elegance, THE FISH EYES TRILOGY embraces the incredible highs and devastating lows that come with the awkwardness of youth, including bullying, teenage heartache and cultural identity, interspersed with spellbinding traditional and contemporary Indian dance. All three plays will be presented as a single performance each evening/matinee.
The Fish Eyes Trilogy is written, choreographed and performed by Anita Majumdar. The trilogy was originally produced in January 2015 at The Cultch in Vancouver, and published in 2016. Since then, a recent adaptation of Boys With Cars won the 2017 Dora Award for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance in the Theatre for Young Audiences Division. A Graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Majumdar is also highly trained in Indian dance and is a recipient of the Governor General Protégé Prize in Playwriting.
Dramaturge, director, writer, and Artistic Director of Nightswimming, Brian Quirthas commissioned more than twenty new works of dance and drama with Nightswimming, many of which have gone on to acclaimed productions in Toronto and across Canada. In addition to his work with Nightswimming, Quirt also serves as Director of the Banff Centre Playwrights Lab, and Chair of the Board of Directors of LMDA (Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas).
“Carefully crafted, charismatic, engaging and emotional, Anita Majumdar’s Boys With Cars and Let Me Borrow That Top are captivating.”
– Monday Magazine, BC
FACTORY presents the 2017-2018 Season
Factory presents the Nightswimming production of
THE FISH EYES TRILOGY*
Written by Anita Majumdar | Directed by Brian Quirt
September 26 – October 15, 2017
OPENING NIGHT: September 28, 2017 @ 8pm
Factory Mainspace Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street
Performed & Choreographed by Anita Majumdar
Set & Costume design by Jackie Chau
Lighting design by Rebecca Picherack
Sound & Video design by Christopher Stanton
Tuesday – Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 2pm
Single tickets start at just $20 for previews and range from
$30-$50 for regular performances
Student, Arts Worker and Senior prices also available
Purchase in person at Factory, 125 Bathurst Street, visit factorytheatre.ca
or call 416.504.9971
*Please note all three plays will be performed as a single performance
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Factory would like to thank the government funding bodies, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council, as well as our season sponsor BMO and all our generous individual donors who make developing, producing, and presenting Canadian theatre possible.
Founded in 1970, Factory was the first theatre company in the nation to devote itself to producing 100% Canadian content. 47 years later, Factory continues to lead in the development and sharing of Canadian stories having produced more than 300 productions from a diverse source of Canadian playwrights and launching the careers of countless theatre professionals.
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