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Pyaasa ()

Produced by

Theatre Passe Muraille

Playwright: Anusree Roy
Director: Thomas Morgan Jones


Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace


March 3rd, 2016 – March 27th, 2016


Set in Calcutta, Pyaasa (meaning “thirsty” in Hindi) tells the story of Chaya, an eleven-year-old untouchable who dreams of nothing more than learning her times table. When Chaya’s mother begs a woman from a higher caste to give Chaya a job at a local tea stall, Chaya’s journey from childhood to adulthood begins and ends over ten days. (


Anusree Roy Performer

Creative Team

Anusree Roy Playwright
Thomas Morgan Jones Director
David DeGrow Production Designer
Thomas Morgan Jones Dramaturge


Joanna Barrotta Stage Manager
Vanessa Janiszewski Soft Goods


Christopher Ross Venue Technician
Jason Golinsky Production Manager
Christopher Ross Assistant Production Manager