The artist Rohit Chokhani discusses Diwali in BC , a five-week event beginning this weekend, and Project SAT (South Asian Theatre), an initiative to promote theatrical production here, as well he discusses his work at various production companies here in Vancouver, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Rohit Chokhani joins me now. The 2017 Jessie Award recipient for Significant Artistic Achievement has lived in Vancouver for seven years, and in as many years has held positions at various arts organisations including general manager at Touchstone Theatre and Urban Ink Production, artistic associate at Bard on the Beach, producer-in-residence at the National Arts Centre, as well as artistic producer at the South Asian Arts Society. He has also started Project SAT, SAT as in South Asian Theatre. It’s an initiative that creates a network for developing, touring, producing, and presenting national and international South Asian theatre projects in Canada. I’ll get Mr. Chokhani to tell us about that, and Diwali in BC, which begins this weekend. It’s a five-week event exploring the theme of Shakti. We’ll reflect on feminine power, and the theatrical, dance, and cultural workshops that will feature works from the film director Deepa Mehta, among many others. Visit www.diwalibc.ca  for more. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Rohit Chokhani; Mr. Chokhani, good morning.