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THURSDAY FEB. 4, 2021  - 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern


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Gail Nyoka & Rahul Varma

Playwright to Playwright


Playwright to Playwright on the Canadian Play Thing is an interview series that connects emerging writers to playwrights that have influenced their work! On Feb. 4, Gail Nyoka (Cleveland) interviews Rahul Varma (Montreal). Join us live as they delve into the playwriting mind and share scene readings from their plays. Audience Q&A at the end.


How do we bring relevant theatre to audiences outside the mainstream?


Tune in as Gail Nyoka interviews Rahul Varma on this topic and more.


They'll also share scene readings from their plays in the 6th pairing of our interview series that connects earlier-career writers to playwrights that have influenced their work.



Born in India, Rahul is a playwright and artistic director of Teesri Duniya Theatre. which he co-founded in 1981. In 1998, with Kapil Bawa, he co-founded the theatre “quarterly cultural diversity and the stage” where many of his articles have appeared. He writes both in Hindi and English, a language he acquired as an adult. Recent plays: Land Where the Trees Talk, No Man’s Land, Trading Injuries (radio drama), Counter Offence, Bhopal, Truth and Treason and State of Denial. His plays have been translated into French, Italian, Hindi and Punjabi.


enjoys writing plays and telling stories orally to both adult and young audiences. Her play King of the Animals, opened the 2020 season at Talespinner Theatre in Cleveland. Other plays include the Chalmers Award winner, Mella Mella. She is currently working on a radio play.

UP NEXT: On January 28: Sarena Parmar (ON) interviews Tara Beagan (AB).


Are you an emerging or earlier-career writer? Got a Canadian playwright that has influenced your work? Send us an email at!

Playwright to Playwright is supported by PGC PlayConnect and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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