Anita Majumdar

Anita MajumdarAnita Majumdar is an acting graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and holds a Bachelor of Arts at the University of British Columbia in Theatre, English and South Asian Languages. A student of kathak, odissi and bharatanatyam classical Indian dances, Anita has danced and choreographed contemporary hybrids of these forms for over two decades alongside her playwriting work. As a playwright, Anita was awarded Canada’s Governor General’s Protégé Prize in playwriting where she was mentored by John Murrell and was one of 50 artists invited to celebrate the Canada Council for the Arts 50th Anniversary. She has also been a writer in the Tarragon Writer’s Unit, the Cahoots Hot House Writer’s Unit, playwright in residence with Nightswimming and been invited to attend the Banff Playwright’s Lab on multiple occasions. Her most produced and toured work, the Fish Eyes Trilogy, is published with graphic illustrations by Playwrights Canada Press and in 2017 she completed her Master of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University. As well, she was the recipient of Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance (Boys with Cars, Nightswimming/Young People’s Theatre) that same year. Recently, Anita completed a recording of the Fish Eyes Trilogy for CBC Radio’s PlayME. Currently, Anita is working with Nightswimming in Toronto where she is commissioned to write a new work, The Exercise Play.