The acclaimed actress and playwright Anita Majumdar discusses her Fish Eyes Trilogy (Fish Eyes, Boys with Cars, and Let Me Borrow That Top), which is playing at the PuSh Festival (27-31 January 2015) at The Cultch, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Anita Majumdar will be playing at the PuSh Festival this week, bringing her plays, Fish Eyes, Boys with Cars, and Let Me Borrow That Top. It’s billed as The Fish Eyes Trilogy, and it’ll play at The Cultch (1895 Venables Street). Ms. Majumdar joins me now, and I’ll get her to tell us about these plays, which she wrote, choreographed, and performs. In the shows, she plays three teen girls who grow up in a small-town in Canada. The Port Moody, BC born and raised dancer, playwright and actress portrays students of dance, all facing the tumult in a young life, everything from crushes and aspiration, politics, and colonialism. The plays are noted for their sharpness and perceptiveness. Fish Eyes plays 27 and 29 January 2015, and Boys with Cars, and Let Me Borrow That Top play 28 and 30 January 2015. You can see all three on the evening of 31 January 2015. Visit www.PuShfestival.ca for tickets and information. Anita Majumdar graduated for the National Theatre School of Canada, and has appeared in the CBC drama Murder Unveiled, and in Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, among many other credits. She’s the playwright-in-residence at Nightswimming Theatre. Her website is at www.anitamajumdar.com. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Anita Majumdar; Ms. Majumdar, good morning.