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Acha Bacha ()

Produced by

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille

Playwright: Bilal Baig
Director: Brendan Healy


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


February 1st, 2018 – February 18th, 2018


For years Zaya has balanced his relationships with his religion and his queer identity. But as secrets from the past reveal themselves, and crisis strikes his family, he is torn between loyalties, culture, and time. Written by Bilal Baig, and directed by Brendan Healy, Acha Bacha boldly explores the intersections between queerness, gender identity and Islamic culture in the Pakistani diaspora. It is a show about the way we love, the way we are loved, and how sometimes love is not enough. (


Ellora Patnaik Ma
Matt Nethersole Salim
Omar Alex Khan Maulana
Shelly Antony Mubeen
Qasim Khan Zaya

Creative Team

Bilal Baig Playwright
Brendan Healy Director
Joanna Yu Set Designer
Joanna Yu Costume Designer
C.J. Astronomo Lighting Designer
Richard Feren Music
Richard Feren Sound Designer
Erum Khan Assistant Director
Andy McKim Dramaturge
Ann Maisurdze Set Design Assistant
Ann Maisurdze Costume Design Assistant


Kat Chin Stage Manager
Tijiki Morris Script Coordinator
Erum Khan Audio Description
Christine Luksts Apprentice Stage Manager


David Fisher Mainspace Technician
Eric Read Production Manager