Teesri Duniya Theatre

Change the world, one play at a time.

PACT Membership: Regular Membership

PACT Region: 6 – Quebec

Teesri Duniya Theatre is dedicated to producing socially relevant plays exploring life-affecting issues and creating theatrical styles based on cultural experiences of communities. Multicultural diversity and intercultural relations define us. We tell people’s stories in a way that promotes critical thinking and invites cross-cultural dialogue. We are committed to multiethnic casting.

To support our mandate, we carry out 4 distinct but interconnected activities: productions, play development, play readings, and publication.

Current Season:

Our next production is scheduled to open on November 3 and will run until November 18 at the MAI

The play is called Birthmark, written by Stephen Orlov, directed by Liz Valdez and Michelle Soicher.  Birthmark explores the impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through two Montreal Diaspora families living in Canada, one Jewish and the other Palestinian.

The story centers around the family of Jamila Hassan, a Palestinian immigrant woman, and David Stein, a secular Jewish widower. The families are drawn together when Stein’s son, Nelson, realizes he may have been born through an in-vitro mix-up of Jamila’s egg. The parents must set aside past resentment and cooperate to help find Jamila’s adopted daughter, Hannah, who has left home secretly on a dangerous mysterious mission to Palestine, and to prevent Nelson, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, from joining a remote messianic Israeli settlement. Through a very personal story, the play shows a pathway to build good relation between the Palestinian and Jewish communities in Canada.  The play’s relevance is heightened as it addresses youth radicalization gripping the Western world.

Along with the production, we will carry out a set of activities - e.g. visual arts, discussions, forums, student engagement etc.

Company Information:

  • Year Founded: 1981
  • Season Starts: January
  • Season Ends: January
  • Senior Staff:

  • Rahul VarmaArtistic Director
  • Swati KhannaEvents and Project Manager
  • Liz valdezAssociate Artistic Director
  • Deborah FordeFireworks Coordinator

Rental Information:

  • Venue rental Information:

    Venue rentals: no
  • Production staff:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: ad@teesriduniya.com
  • Contact Phone: 5148480238