A moving and heartfelt play, Pyaasa illustrates with subtlety and nuanced truth the inequalities and injustices that persist through the Indian caste system. Letters to My Grandma weaves together the remarkable stories of two women, inextricably linking their histories and delving into how the hatred bred between Hindus and Muslims in the Old World consumes families in Canada today.
Anusree Roy was born and raised in Calcutta, India, before moving with her family to Toronto. Roy is a recent graduate of the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto. Since graduating she has met with great success with Pyaasa, winning two Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance.