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ISF2021: Transcendence by Anosh Irani

date & time July 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - July 17, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

Online Event banned for Transcendence, by Anoshi Irani. Features a black and white photograph of two individuals dramatically posed, illuminated by spotlight.

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One of CanLit’s most innovative chameleons.”

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In this moment of suffering and turmoil, it becomes urgent to explore questions that recur in award-winning writer Anosh Irani’s work: how does one transcend pain? Is it even possible? Or is it that you simply lessen the pain by transforming the moment that you are experiencing? 

From the three-time Governor General’s Literary Award finalist and two-time Dora Award-winning playwright comes a new work that sits in the exciting space between theatre and film. A poetic and gritty piece directed by Lois Anderson and featuring powerful performances by Munish Sharma and Laara Sadiq, ‘Transcendence’ explores the human subterranean and the answers that may lie with the spirit guides who live among us. 

Following the launch of ‘Transcendence’, writer Anosh Irani and director Lois Anderson will join ISF’s Artistic Director Sirish Rao and exciting guest luminaries from the literary and theatre world in a conversation about the act of transformation.


*N.B. Video on Demand/Replay: We encourage you to join us for the Event Premiere for interactive live elements like chat. If you miss the Event Premiere, the replay will be available from 12 pm/noon Friday, July 16th, 2021 for a one time watch per pass/ticket until midnight on July 17th, 2021


Artist lineup:     

Script: Anosh Irani 


Director: Lois Anderson   

Actors: Laara Sadiq, Munish Sharma. 


Music: Ruby Singh | Set Design: Amir Ofek. |  Choreography and costume: Scheherazaad Cooper | DOP: Candelario Andrade  |  Consulting Film Director: Paneet Singh


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July 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
July 17, 2021 @ 11:59 pm
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