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Same Same But Different ()

Produced by

Alberta Theatre Projects and Nightswimming Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille

Playwright: Anita Majumdar
Director: Brian Quirt
Choreographer: Anita Majumdar


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


February 15th - 17th, 2014


February 15th, 2014 – March 8th, 2014


Infused with the rhythm and passion of Bollywood music and dance, Same Same But Different is comprised of two intersecting stories that take you behind the scenes of Indian cinema.

In the first story, Canadian-born Bollywood starlet Aisha confronts her own prejudices about nationality, skin colour and family — and realises that her dreams of stardom won’t come without sacrifice. The second explores the story of Aisha’s mother, Kabira, and her own life-changing encounter with the world of Bollywood. (


Anita Majumdar Aisha / Kabira
Nicco Lorenzo Garcia Ben / Filipe
Reza Jacobs Mr. Director / Sound Engineer

Creative Team

Anita Majumdar Playwright
Brian Quirt Director
Anita Majumdar Choreographer
Beth Kates Set Designer
Beth Kates Lighting Designer
Nina Okens Costume Designer
Suba Sankaran Composer
Suba Sankaran Sound Designer
Brian Quirt Dramaturgy
Emma Mackenzie Hillier Dramaturgy Intern
Laura Johnson-Sheratt Assistant Lighting Designer
Scheherazaad Cooper Choreography Consultant


Sandy Plunkett Stage Manager
Andrea Baggs Apprentice Stage Manager
Michael Cooper Cover Photography
Andrew Clemens Crew
Dean Johnston Crew
Kody Lesouder Crew
Christopher Ross Crew
Meghan Speakman Crew
Kai Masaoka Crew
Evan Bonnah-Hawkes Crew
Rebecca Vandevelde Crew
Dan Baker Crew
Jenn Hewitt Crew
Colin Harris Crew


David Fisher Mainspace Technician
Jason Golinsky Production Manager