GRAMMA the play is inspired by Dr. Jane Fraser’s book (titled GRAMMA). The play celebrates local history of the Meadowvale area of Mississauga through the life of Jane’s grandmother Lillie Carberry (1865-1949). It also inspires Samantha Fraser to take another look at the past and reflect on a culturally diverse perspective provided by Raj Nilan.
The Creative Team
Directed by Christina Collins; her sixth production with SAWITRI. Featuring production design by Joe Pagnan, the amazing new generation designer; costume design by Shruti Shah. The production features five professional, emerging, new generation artists – Amy Osborne, Lucy Winkle, Ivana Bittnerova, Jesse Anderson and Carlos Felipe Martinez. Stage Manager, Jeremy Pearson.
SAWITRI Theatre Group
Founded in January 2003, SAWITRI Theatre Group is an award-winning, incorporated not-for-profit organization under the artistic leadership of Jasmine Sawant and Shruti Shah, presenting original, challenging and exciting works featuring established professionals as well as emerging artists. It strives to educate, entertain and heal through theatre arts that are South Asian in character, origin or topic and foreground women as well as issues of social or political importance. A preeminent producer and presenter of South Asian Theatre Arts in Mississauga, SAWITRI Theatre Group is known to take risks, bringing unique theatre experiences to its audiences, producing plays in some of India’s many languages, including English. Operationally, SAWITRI Theatre Group is supported by The Open Space, Nitin Sawant, and the unstinting support of family, friends and volunteers. Partly supported by the City of Mississauga through annual operating grant. This production has received support from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
SAWITRI Theatre Group presents Gramma by Jasmine Sawant - inspired by Jane Fraser’s book with the same name – in English. Director: Christina Collins; Producer: Nitin Sawant; Production Design: Joseph Pagnan; Costumes: Shruti Shah; technical Director - Keyoor Shah - CAST: Amy Osborne as Lillie, Ivana Bittnerova as Samantha Fraser, Lucy Winkle as Isabella and Grace, Jessie Anderson as Henry and Luther and Carlos Felipe Martinez as Raj Nilan.
Thu July 20 - Sun July 23
Tue July 25 - Sun July 30
Tue Aug 1 - Fri Aug 4
Weeknights – 8 pm
Saturdays - 2 pm & 8 pm
Sundays – 2 pm
Sampradaya Theatre, 3250 Ridgeway Drive, Unit #4, Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y6.