VISAFF 2022 November 9 - November 13, 2022

VISAFF 2022 Submissions Closed

The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party

A young girl struggles to confront her new reality when her little brother’s birthday takes a devastating turn.

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At her home in Toronto, twelve-year-old Lola grapples with celebrating her little brother’s birthday after an unexpected phone call forces her to confront a life-altering reality.

8 mins

Anusree Roy

About Anusree Roy

Anusree Roy is a Governor General’s Award-nominated writer, director, and actor whose work has premiered internationally. Her plays include: SistersTrident Moon, Little Pretty and The Exceptional, Sultans of the Street, Brothel # 9, Roshni, Letters to my Grandma, and Pyaasa. Her opera libretto pieces include: The Golden Boy and Noor over Afghan

Her works have won her four Dora Mavor Moore Awards along with multiple nominations. She is the recipient of the K.M. Hunter Award, RBC Emerging Artist Award, The Carol Bolt Award and The Siminovitch Protégé Prize. She was the 2018 finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (The oldest and largest prize in the world, awarded to women playwrights writing in the English language). 

For television: Anusree has worked on Remedy, Killjoys, Nurses S1 & S2 along with being the current Consulting Producer and writer on Transplant S2. Anusree is currently developing a feature film inspired by her Audio Play: Sisters. Anusree’s short films are: The Birthday Party and God’s Plan – which premiered at The Windsor International Film Festive in 2021 winning “Outstanding Performance” and “Outstanding Editing”. 

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