A Brimful of Asha
On Streaming Video until Jan 10!
Nov 15, 2020 - Jan 10, 2021
A Brimful of Asha
On Streaming Video until Jan 10!
Horizon Series LIVE!
Join Ravi and his mother Asha as they tell you their hilarious, awkward, and utterly true story of family tradition. An attempt at an arranged marriage sparks a generational cultural clash, as Ravi is reluctant to marry - and Asha fears time is running out.
A Brimful of Asha is streaming online until January 10, 2021 for Alberta residents only.
By ASHA & RAVI JAIN
Originally produced by WHY NOT THEATRE
Directed by MIEKO OUCHI
Featuring ADOLYN H. DAR and NIMET KANJI
Set, Props, and Costume Design by ELISE CM JASON
Lighting Design by PATRICK BEAGAN
Original Music and Sound Design by DAVE CLARKE
Stage Management by SANG-SANG LEE
Originally developed and presented at TARRAGON THEATRE, Toronto
"The great strength of this production is the universal emotions that run through families ... This is an excellent evening of storytelling."
"Performed by a couple of terrifically likeable actors ... You'll leave smiling."
"Riveting and thought-provoking ... As Asha, Nimet Kanji is truly a force to be reckoned with."
Cast & Creative Team
- Adolyn H. DarRavi×Adolyn H. DarRavi
Adolyn H. Dar (he/him) is incredibly excited and grateful to be making his Citadel debut. Recent credits include: ATP’s production of Disgraced and working towards the Shaw Festival/Why Not Theatre’s production of The Mahabharata. On screen, you can see him on The Expanse (Syfy), Running With Violet (Prime), and Private Eyes (Global). He thanks everyone who made this production possible, especially considering the times, with a special thanks to Citadel and the audience for making it possible. @adolynhd
- Nimet KanjiAsha×Nimet KanjiAsha
Nimet is so excited to be back in the theatre again as we navigate our way to a new kind of normal. Some of her theatre credits include Contractions (Northern Light Theatre), Victim Impact (Theatre Conspiracy), Sultans of the Street (Carousel Theatre), 9 Parts of Desire (The Maggie Tree), Bombay Black (2017 Vancouver Fringe) amongst others. She also works in TV/Film and Voice. Check her out on Imdb.com.
- Mieko OuchiDirector×Mieko OuchiDirector
Mieko Ouchi works as an actor, playwright, director and dramaturg. She is a founding member and current Artistic Director of Concrete Theatre as well as an Associate Artist at the Citadel. As a director her work for children and adults has been seen in schools across Canada, as well as Downstage Theatre, Young People’s Theatre, Summerworks, the NAC, MAI, Studio 303, the Grand, Persephone Theatre, SOUND OFF and Kids on the Waterfront Festival. Recent Fringe productions include: Concord Floral & Harun. Mieko has been recognized with three Sterling Awards as director.
- Elise CM JasonSet, Props, and Costume Designer×Elise CM JasonSet, Props, and Costume Designer
Elise CM Jason (them/them/theirs) is a queer, mixed-race, scenographer and lighting designer living and creating in amiskawaciy (colonially known as Edmonton). Recent credits include All That Binds Us (Azimuth Theatre), Horizon Lab (Citadel Theatre), Tracks (Vena Amoris Theatre), and Second-Hand Dances for the Crude, Crude City (Mile Zero Dance). Upcoming credits include The Wolves (The Maggie Tree/Citadel), and Tell Us What Happened (Theatre YES). They also hold a BFA from the University of Alberta in Drama (Theatre Design).
- PATRICK BEAGANLIGHTING DESIGNER×PATRICK BEAGANLIGHTING DESIGNER
Patrick is a proud halfbreed of Nlaka'pamux and Irish Canadian heritage, who is privileged to focus his energy on issue-based theatre for families and theatre created by diverse teams of artists (theatre is for everyone!). Recent works include lighting Sleeping Beauty (Alberta Musical Theatre Company), Triassic Parq (Uniform Theatre), Constellations (Flaming Peanuts), Songs My Mother Never Sung Me, CTRL-ALT-DEL, and The Antyssey (Concrete Theatre), Pinocchio (Alberta Musical Theatre Company), Honour Beat (Theatre Calgary), and co-directing Reckoning (Article 11). pbeagan.com
- Dave ClarkeSound Designer×Dave ClarkeSound Designer
Dave has composed sound and music for theatre, film, dance, and multi-media for three decades. Previous designs for the Citadel Theatre include The Tempest, Vimy, and The Pillow Man. Other designs include Élise contre l'extinction totale (L'UniThéâtre); The Cardiac Shadow (Northern Light Theatre); The Comedy Company (Shadow Theatre); and Constellations (Alberta Theatre Projects). His family opera in English and American Sign Language, Songs My Mother Never Sung Me (Concrete Theatre) tours in 2021. During this pause, Dave’s worked on audio dramas: Guys In Disguise’s Dragula, and Empress of Blandings’ Hardboiled.
- Sang-Sang LeeStage Manager×Sang-Sang LeeStage Manager
Sang-Sang is excited to be on this new adventure in theatre! Select Citadel credits include The Tempest, Redpatch, Hadestown, Mamma Mia!, Sense and Sensibility, Million Dollar Quartet, West Side Story, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Avenue Q, One Man, Two Guvnors, Spamalot, and Private Lives. Elsewhere, she has worked on The Blue Hour (Skirtsafire), Disgraced (ATP), Honour Beat (Theatre Calgary); Salt Baby (Globe Theatre); Songs My Mother Never Sung Me, Antessy (Concrete Theatre); Hamlet, Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear (Freewill Shakespeare); Don Giovanni (COSI); Hunchback (Catalyst Theatre). Stay safe everyone!