From the three-time Governor General’s Literary Award finalist and two-time Dora Award-winning playwright comes a new work that sits in the exciting space between theatre and film. A poetic and gritty piece directed by Lois Anderson and featuring powerful performances by Munish Sharma and Laara Sadiq, ‘Transcendence’ explores the human subterranean and the answers that may lie with the spirit guides who live among us.
Following the launch of ‘Transcendence’, writer Anosh Irani and director Lois Anderson will join ISF’s Artistic Director Sirish Rao and exciting guest luminaries from the literary and theatre world in a conversation about the act of transformation.
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Indian Summer Festival (ISF) presents multi-arts experiences that center the exciting work of culturally diverse artists, curated through a South Asian lens. We present acclaimed and emerging international and local artists, connecting Vancouver to itself and the world. Programming across literature, music, visual arts and the performing arts, we connect rich and complex pasts with the emerging future. We strive to be loving and fierce, with an audacious curatorial punch that dismantles walls, plays with ideas and provokes necessary dialogue and debate. In doing this, we believe in the transformative power of the arts, and their ability to offer society’s most renewable resource: hope.
ISF is produced by Indian Summer Arts Society, a provincial non-profit society founded in 2011, and a federally registered charitable organization, based in Vancouver Canada.