The Park’s The Other Festival - 2006  
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    The Museum Theatre, Chennai 
    Dec 7, 2006  

    "FISH EYES" by Anita Majumdar, Canada 

    Performed by Anita Majumdar and Directed by Gregory Prest 

    Fish Eyes tells the story of the angst-ridden Meena, an exceptional Indian dancing teenager who would trade it all in just to be a "normal" high school girl. Luckily Kalyani Aunty (her spunky, pro-India dance teacher) is still around to remind Meena of the importance of embracing her origins and talents. This comedic "east meets west" story celebrates the joy of youth and heritage. 

    Anita Majumdar 

    Anita is an acting graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and holds a degree in English, Theatre and South Asian Languages from the University of British Columbia . Dancing for the last nine years, Anita's training originates in Kathak, but she has also studied Bharat Natyam and Odissi.  

    Writing credits include:  Dave Das (2005 Tarragon Theatre Writer's Unit), Aisha & Ben (Playwrights Theatre Centre Vancouver).  Theatre credits include: Bloom (Modern Times Stage written by Governor General award winning playwright Guillermo Verdecchia), Bombay Black (Cahoots Theatre Projects, written by acclaimed Vancouver novelist Anosh Irani), Tales from Ovid (Centaur Theatre).   

    Film Credits include: Force Four/CBC's Murder Unveiled  based on the true life story of Jassi Sidhu for which she received her first acting award at the Asian Festival of First Films in Singapore. 

    Gregory Prest 

    Gregory has appeared on stage in productions of The Man Who's Mother was a Pirate (LKTYP), Tales from Ovid (Centaur Theatre), Twelfth Night (CTP), Shoot Felling (Atlantic Fringe Hit), Highland Dreams (Hector Festival), and two summers with the Halifax Feast.   

    Directing credits include: Mates (Acadia Theatre Co.).   

    Teaching credits include: Summer Arts Ete program at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John , NB.  Gregory is a graduate of Acadia University and the National Theatre School of Canada.   

    Upcoming: Antony & Cleopatra (Shakespeare in the Rough).  


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