Letters to my Grandma

Creative team announced for October production

Asha Vijayasingham

Watermark Theatre’s creative team is working on their fall production of Letters to my Grandma by Anusree Roy. The production will run October 17–21 at the theatre in North Rustico.

In the haunting Letters to my Grandma, Malobee unearths letters detailing her grandmother’s fight to survive the 1947 partition of India, which resonates with Malobee’s own struggles to create a new life in present-day Canada. A grand multi-generational tale of love, regret, hatred, and forgiveness, this one-person show weaves the remarkable stories of these two women together, inextricably linking their histories and delving into how the hatred bred between Hindus and Muslims in the Old World consumes families in Canada today.

Starring Asha Vijayasingham, with set and costume design by Khushi Chavda, Letters to my Grandma will be directed by Rahul Gandhi. 

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is a bilingual director, actor and producer based in Montreal, QC. The Concordia University graduate’s notable directing credits include Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (House of Actors), which won BroadwayWorld Montreal’s Best Direction of a Play (2022). He was the past director of operations for the Quebec Drama Federation, and had a seat on PACT’s National Advocacy Committee. 

Khushi Chavda

Khushi Chavda is a Montreal, QC based scenographer. Currently pursuing her degree at Concordia, she has been a part of various productions and films as a set designer and art director. She takes inspiration from Indian cinema and architecture. Her practice focuses on telling stories of minority cultures through theatre and film, helping the narration with her design skills and exploring sustainability in theatre. 

Asha Vijayasingham is an actor, voice performer and singer based in Toronto, ON. Select theatre credits include Other People’s Children (Imago Theatre); Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical (Starvox Entertainment); Rice Boy (Stratford Festival); Enchanted Loom (Cahoots/Factory); Free Outgoing (Nightwood Theatre); and A Girl Lives Alone (Theatre Mischief). She has also worked in film and television, directed a podcast series, and worked as an associate producer. She is a coach at the LB Acting Studio and leads Improv Socials at SoCap Comedy.

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