Anita Majumdar is an acting graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada with a Bachelor of Arts from University of British Columbia in Theatre, English and South Asian Languages. She’s also a trained classical Indian dancer and choreographer of over 20 years. As a playwright, Anita was awarded Canada’s Governor General’s Protégé Prize in playwriting where she was mentored by the late John Murrell and was one of 50 artists invited to celebrate the Canada Council for the Arts’ 50th Anniversary. She’s also been a writer with the Tarragon Writer’s Unit, playwright-in-residence with Nightswimming and has been part of the Banff Playwright’s Lab on multiple occasions. Her most produced and toured work of 15 years, the Fish Eyes Trilogy, is published with graphic illustrations by Playwrights Canada Press and a complete recording of the Fish Eyes Trilogy can be heard on CBC Radio’s PlayME podcast. In 2017, she was the recipient of Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance for Boys with Cars, a co-production between Nightswimming and Young People’s Theatre. Currently, Anita is working as a dramaturg for playwrights across the country and has been commissioned as a playwright by Nightswimming in Toronto to write a new work entitled,
A Girl Has No Gym. As well, she works as a freelance digital illustratrator of which her artwork can be found on Instagram.