Select Page

2017 JESSIE AWARD WINNER ROHIT CHOKHANI LAUNCHES “PROJECT SAT”

2017 JESSIE AWARD WINNER ROHIT CHOKHANI LAUNCHES “PROJECT SAT”

INITIATIVE KICKS OFF WITH FREE WORKSHOPS THIS SUMMER
AT JIM GREEN HOUSE STUDIO

(Vancouver, BC) | Award-winning producer, director, cultural leader and recipient of the 2017 Jessie Award for Significant Artistic Achievement (Large Theatre), Rohit Chokhani, is pleased to announce the launch of Project SAT (South Asian Theatre) – an initiative aimed at creating a network for developing, touring, producing, and presenting national and international South Asian theatre projects in Canada.

“With Project SAT, I want to help train and educate the next generation of South Asian artists,” says Chokhani. “It’s important to me to be able to create opportunities and establish a new mainstream for them. This is unlike anything being offered anywhere else in B.C. and Canada.”

Project SAT kicks off in July 2017 at the new Jim Green House Studio with free workshops, which will focus on grant writing and how to pitch project ideas to presenters and producers. The Grant Writing workshop is scheduled for July 22 from 10am to 4pm and the Pitch Presentation workshops are scheduled for July 22, 25, 26, and August 1st from 6pm to 9pm.

These workshops will take a unique, culturally specific approach to training and will be tailored to those in the South Asian community who experience marginalization. Translators for Punjabi, Hindi, and ASL participants will be available upon request. Workshops on producing, playwriting, dramaturgy and Natya Shastra, an ancient South Asian text on the performing arts, will also take place in the upcoming months.

Rohit Chokhani was recently honoured with the award for Significant Artistic Achievement (Large Theatre) and nominated for the Vancouver NOW Representation and Inclusion Award at this year’s Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards for his leadership as a founder and executor of numerous initiatives and activities reflecting an expanding vision of cultural diversity in Vancouver. His roles in the industry include Artistic Producer for South Asian Arts Society (2015-2017), Artistic Associate at Bard on the Beach (2017), Artistic Producer for Diwali Fest (2013-2016), Producer in Residence at the National Arts Centre – English Theatre (2015/2016), and General Manager at Touchstone Theatre (2013/2014) as well as Urban Ink Productions (2012/2013), to name a few.

Project SAT is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, along with mentorship and venue support from The Cultch. Promotional partners for Project SAT’s pilot year included the Monsoon Festival for Performing Arts and South Asian Arts Society.

For more information on Project SAT and workshop registration details, please visit www.projectsat.ca.
MEDIA CONTACT | Teresa Trovato | 604.897.1939 | teresatrovatopr@gmail.com

About The Author

Surrey604 Staff

Surrey604 is an online magazine and media outlet based in Surrey, BC. Through writing, video, photography, and social media, we secure an intimate reach to the public. We promote local events and causes.

Advertisement




Submit Free

Upcoming Events

Recent Posts

Amazon India Fashion Week SS18 – Part 4 – RTTV – Prama By Pratima, Samant Chauhan

Published 2/17/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey604 in collaboration with Raasleela Trends TV, brings you the best in fashion and updates on the latest international trends.

In this series, we are bringing complete coverage of Asia’s biggest Fashion Week “India Fashion Week” home to Surrey. More than 100 selected fashion designers participating and more than 50 showcasing on the runway. The crew of Amazon India Fashion Week consists… read more ❯

How to Get More Involved with Your Child’s School in Surrey

Published 2/16/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Is your child going to kindergarten in September this year? If yes then you have probably filled up the registration forms and other documents in the last few weeks. From Monday, January 15, 2018 Surrey public schools opened the… read more ❯

Daisy & The Gumboot Kids premieres on CBC

Published 2/14/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Locally produced web series, Daisy & The Gumboot Kids, premieres online at watch.cbc.ca this Thursday. The series is a spin-off of the award-winning television series, Scout & The Gumboot Kids, which is recommended by the Parents’ Choice Awards and was recently named a finalist for the international children’s media award – Prix Jeunesse.

Each episode, Daisy makes a nature… read more ❯

2018 LOVE AND RELATIONSHIP HOROSCOPE

Published 2/13/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey-based astrologer, psychic and aura reader, Sanjeev Katoch has your love horoscope for 2018.
ARIES | Arians are full of energy and enthusiasm, their love is sudden and is high in passion. Jupiter is very well placed in Libra until October 2018. Saturn is also sitting in their sign of fortune for the entire year so their love life and relationships are… read more ❯

6 Delicious Dining Options in Surrey this Valentine’s Day

Published 2/12/2018 in Sr3y

Love is in the air.. or is that just the smell of food?
It’s February and love is in the air…or is that just the smell of delicious food? When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are so many places for food options to choose from that it’s hard to decide, so here are just a few that you should check out right here in Surrey.

Old Surrey… read more ❯