A Vancouver Guldasta
SACHA (Vancouver)/Presented with Diwali in BC
Oct 02 – 21 | Culture Lab [map]
Please note that there is a strict no-latecomer policy for this performance
Written and Directed by Paneet Singh.
A Vancouver Guldasta focuses on the Dhaliwals—a Punjabi family in Vancouver in the early 1980s—as they navigate through the experience of trauma and violence occurring in Punjab, and their daughter’s complicated friendship with Andy, a Vietnamese refugee teen who lives in their basement. The story takes place during the Indian government’s armed invasion of the “Golden Temple”—the holiest shrine of the Sikhs—in the epicentre of the Sikh diaspora, South Vancouver, BC, Canada. A Vancouver Guldasta is an examination of common experience, identifying home, and processing trauma.
Playing to sold-out houses in 2017, A Vancouver Guldasta allows you to eavesdrop on conversations otherwise reserved only for the privileged ears of living room walls.
Personal experience is at the heart of much of my work, so I invite you into the experience of this production. Experience the tension, the rage, the love, the family and the process” — Paneet Singh, Writer/Director
One of the strength’s of Singh’s script is that it refuses to take sides. Instead, it offers a compassionate meditation on politics, identity, and practicality”—Colin Thomas
90 minutes, including a Q&A
Oct 02, 8PM: Preview
Oct 03, 8PM: Opening
Oct 04 – 06, 09 – 13, 16 – 20, 8PM
Oct 07 & 14, 7PM
Oct 07, 14, 20, & 21, 2PM
Post Show Q&A following each performance