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Kultar’s Mime

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950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia

Kultar’s Mime is a devised play that blends painting, poetry, theater and music to tell the stories of Sikh children who survived the 1984 Delhi massacre that was organized in the wake of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination. A collective of young Jewish artists decides to commemorate a 1903 Pogrom that targeted Jews in the Russian town of Kishinev. During their journey, they learn about the 1984 massacre of the Sikhs in Delhi, and in a powerful moment of embracing the pain of the ‘other,’ shift focus and decide to tell a story the world largely ignores.

The play incorporates text from two poems : Kultar’s Mime by Sarbpreet Singh and In The City Of Slaughter by Haim Bialik.
Kultar’s Mime comes to Vancouver after 36 acclaimed performances all over the world. The play is a powerful condemnation of intolerance and violence, affirming that just as hatred can transcend culture, religion and geography, so can compassion.

Kultar’s Mime is directed by Smith College student J Mehr Kaur and is being presented worldwide by The Sikh Research Institute.

Admission is FREE – register on our Eventbrite page (