Rohit Chokhani is a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award-winning arts curator, director and cultural leader. Currently, he is the Artistic Director for Diwali in B.C. Rohit was awarded the prestigious Vancouver Now Representation and Inclusion Award in 2018 and was also the recipient of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award in the Large Theatre Category for Significant Artistic Achievement in 2017. He co-created the Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts and is an Artistic Associate at Bard on the Beach. Prior to that he was a Producer in Residence at the National Arts Centre – English Theatre, General Manager for Touchstone Theatre and Urban Ink Productions. He launched a sector development initiative called Project SAT (South Asian Theatre) to create a network for developing, touring, producing and presenting national and international South Asian themed projects in Canada. Rohit grew up in Bombay (Mumbai), home to Bollywood, the centre of the Indian subcontinent's vibrant performing arts industry. He is highly passionate about making performing arts equitable.
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Vol. 6, No. 1
South Asian Theatre in Canada – A ConversationRahul Varma, Jivesh Parasram, Zahida Rahemtulla, Kathleen Flaherty and Rohit Chokhani
What is the state of South Asian theatre in Canada? Rungh hosts a national conversation.