Teesri Duniya Theatre (Montreal)
Teesri Duniya in 1981 began as a South Asian theatre company. Today it is one of the few theatre companies in Canada, and the only one in Quebec, where artists of every culture, color, language and background work together. Today, in both its creative work and administration, the company promotes a multicultural-multiracial vision of Canada.
Teesri Duniya Theatre is dedicated to producing socially and politically relevant theatre that supports a multicultural vision of society, promoting interculturalism through works of theatre, and creating theatrical styles based on the cultural experiences of visible minorities living in Canada. The company believes that culturally diverse theatre and artists are an integral part of the theatre landscape of the country. The company is committed to multiethnic casting and stories.
Teesri Duniya Theatre is engaged in four distinct areas of activities:
-production (of original works and translations into and from English/French/other languages);
-play development through the program called Fireworks;
-publication of a theatre quarterly called alt.theatre: cultural diversity and the stage;
-theatre and community collaboration program designed to develop creative skills among emerging visible minority artists and enhance intercultural interaction.