Shen Development Series: Undercover Indian @ Soulpepper Theatre Company, Toronto [26 August]

Shen Development Series: Undercover Indian

19:00 - 21:00

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Soulpepper Theatre Company
50 Tank House Lane, Distillery Historic District, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4
«What are you here for? Personality development?»

What happens when you go and live in the country of your roots, and then come back to the country where you were born?

‘Undercover Indian’ tells the true story of a young Indo-Canadian woman, Ankita, who goes to live in India to learn more about her identity. This playful, thought-provoking immersive theatre piece invites you to join Ankita in a yoga class where she reveals, asana by asana, how her experience in India taught her to look at North American culture through a new lens.

Hilariously witty, 'Undercover Indian' is a play about belonging, becoming and the reality of reverse culture shock.

Written and Performed by: Ankita Kumar-Ratta
Directed and Dramturged by: Tracey Erin Smith (Founder of SOULO Theatre)


COST: This is a FREE workshop presentation, with a full run scheduled for Fall 2017.

LOCATION: The Cabaret Space, at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District (50 Talk House Lane)

Limited seating. ONLY 50 spots available, so please arrive early to guarentee entry. Latecomers will not be admitted.

6:45pm: Doors open
7:00pm-8:15pm: Performance of 'Undercover Indian' (75 min)
8:15pm-9:00pm: Talkback (45 min)

Update: We will not longer be serving chai. We hope we still have your unconditional love <3

There is basic movement and audience participation throughout the piece, so please wear comfortable clothing. No yoga experience required.

If you do not wish to participate in the yoga segments, there will also be chairs available in the space.

This is by no means a solo show. We've been blessed to go through this process thanks to the support of MANY brilliant people.

The Shen Development Series is made possible through the generosity of Eleanor and Francis Shen, and is curated by Shen Fellow Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster, Rong Fu, and Miquelon Rodriguez.

Shout out to our family and friends, for their endless love, inspiration and support:

Photographer: Purva Singh
Videographer: Colin Scheyen
Event Support: Keziah Garber

Aaloka Mehndiratta, Jodi Pape, Sehdev Kumar, Amrita Kumar-Ratta, Christelle Celerier, Agastya Yeachuri, Savoy Howe (Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club), Ameel Mohammed, David Castro, Nouhaila Chelkhaoui, Deepti Gupta (Arzoo Dance Theatre), Jodie Underhill (Waste Warriors), Paula Wing (Soulpepper Theatre Company), Rachel Tokayer, Anita La Selva, Autumn Smith (Canadian Stage Company), Lisa Randall (CultureLink), Rachael Fallon (Kula Annex), Rosemary Doyle (RED Sandcastle Theatre), Soulpepper Theatre Company's education department for your continous mentorship, the participants of the SOULO Theater Festival 2017 Masterclass, The Dance Annex, Kula Annex, and ALL my family in India.

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