Pleiades Theatre and Red Beti Theatre
in association with SAWITRI Theatre present a public reading of
CHOTI CHOTI BATAIN
The playwrights’ love letter to South Asian mothers. This story takes place in Brampton, and as the death of their father brings a family to their knees, the mother of the household attempts to divorce her dead husband to find freedom again. choti choti batain was inspired by the playwrights’ own experiences with the patriarchy in South Asian/Punjabi culture and the sacrifices immigrant families must make to survive. When writing this play, the playwrights asked:
What does resilience look like for South Asian women?
How do Punjabi families relate to the idea of "home"?
How can we find compassion for our families, while also challenging them to expand their beliefs?
PERSPECTIVES, POWER, and PRIVILEGE: Staged readings celebrating Pleiades Theatre's 25-year history & its future.
Join us for some thought-provoking entertainment and some food in the form of wrapped snack boxes.
$5, $10, $20 PWYC (general seating)
in association with
Pleiades Theatre acknowledges the generous support of our donors, the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, The Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation, The McLean Foundationand our Season Sponsor BMO.
AD Red Beti Theatre
Radha S. Menon
AD SAWITRI Theatre
Dhanish Kumar Chinniah
Chacha, Suraj, Daddy (Workshop)
Chacha, Daddy (Workshop)
Artistic Producer - Designate