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Monsoon Festival Industry Series Reading - KAUR

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739 Gore Ave

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KAUR by Agam Darshi

KAUR is a story about five women from different parts of the world and different time periods, who are all connected through a mysterious pain in their right hand.

Maya seeks the help of a psychotherapist to ease a mysterious pain of in her right hand. When she is given medicinal psychedelics to initiate the treatment, she enters a surreal world where she meets four other women who harbor the same pain as her: Gurinder is a newly married woman from India in the 1940s, Virta is an aspiring doctor who must move to England from Kenya during the political turmoil of the 1960s, Sharan is a sexually charged woman from the 1980s who rebels against her parent’s traditional ways while living in England, and finally present day Priya is a thirty-something year old woman who is torn between the conventional terms of marriage and her own desires for a fulfilling and independent life. By connecting to these woman, will Maya be able to heal herself?

Written & Performed by Agam Darshi




Agam Darshi Bio

Agam Darshi is an award winning actor and writer. Born in England and raised all over Canada, she currently resides in Los Angeles and Vancouver BC. Agam holds a BFA in visual arts and theatre from the University of Calgary, and a certificate in screenwriting from Langara College.

With an acting career spanning over 15 years, Agam has worked internationally with legendary filmmakers like Emmy winners Jason Katims, Steven DePaul (The Good Doctor), as well as Charles Binamé and Chris Haddock, garnering awards and nominations along the way.

As a writer, Agam’s screenplay INDIANS IN COWTOWN was one of six scripts accepted into the Whistler Film Festival 2018 Praxis Screenwriter’s lab. To date she has written and produced five short films, including the Leo nominated film Fade Out, which received a Bravo Fact Grant, for which Agam wrote and directed.

In 2017 Agam returned to the stage with a one-person show she wrote entitled, BURNING POINT at the Railtown Actors Studio to sold out audiences.

As an advocate for race equality in media, Agam Darshi co-founded the VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL (VISAFF) in 2008.

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