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Monsoon Festival Industry Series Reading - Chivalry is Dead

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Cedar Bldg, Rm 1205 (Conference Centre)

12666 72 Ave

Surrey, BC V3W 2M8

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The Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts presents a play reading of Chivalry Is Dead as part of our Industry Series.

Written by Munish Sharma

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Chivalry is Dead is the working title for Munish Sharma's first one person show. Using a concert format, Chivalry is Dead delves into the importance of dance, friendship, love and growth, mixing important dance moment's in Sharma's life, poetry, and a bit of stand up.

Playwright Bio
Munish Sharma is a Jessie Award nominated actor with numerous theatre, TV, stage, and burlesque productions to his credit. He has worked steadily as a performing artist for a decade, splitting his time between Vancouver, Calgary, and Regina. His leading role in the award-winning play, Iceland (Nicolas Billon – Governor-General Award Winner), garnered numerous strong reviews. Vancouver’s long-standing entertainment weekly, The Georgia Straight, singled out his performance saying, “Munish Sharma has a terrific ability to be present, working the room like a stand-up comic as he gives a mini-seminar on his capitalist philosophy.”

In 2015, Munish was also recognized by the Vancouver Fringe Festival, winning the Pick of the Fringe Award for his production and one-act play, Mrs. Singh and Me, his first play credit. Munish later transformed Mrs. Singh and Me into a full length play that was selected in 2017 by The Arts Club to be showcased during their annual ReAct festival. It was one of five plays chosen for the larger stage.

Additional career highlights include his leads in the stage productions This Is War (Rumble Theatre, Tremors 2014), The Invisible Hand (Jessie Nomination, Pi Theatre), and Bombay Black (2017 Vancouver Pick of the Fringe, Raghupriya Productions). In 2017, he co-hosted The Jessie Awards and earlier in his career, in 2010, he co-founded Canada’s first South Asian sketch-comedy production, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken. The Butter Chicken troupe and it’s savoury skits have drawn much press coverage and sold-out venues across British Columbia and Alberta.

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Cedar Bldg, Rm 1205 (Conference Centre)

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