Uthe/Athe, written and performed by Raji Basi, is based on her personal experiences as a young woman born in India and raised in Canada, struggling to find her identity while living in two cultures.

Using dance, movement, and music, Uthe/Athe traces Raji’s search for her authentic self in her traditional family upbringing and in her community today. She presents a sensitive, poignant, and colourful panorama of her journey.

The play dramatizes the sometimes funny, sometimes exasperating predicament faced by immigrants living in Canada today – a multicultural reality of modern Canada – and invites the audience to reflect on issues of identity and tradition, issues that touch us all.

This production will appeal to all ages, especially young people, as it offers a fresh perspective on their struggles for identity and a new understanding of the experience of difference.

Production of Patriot in Search of a Country as part of the Meli Festival:

Cast & Crew

  • Written & performed by: Raji Basi
  • Artistic Direction & Dramaturgy: Lina de Guevara
  • Soundscape: Enrique Rivas
  • Lighting Design: William Mackwood
  • Stage Manager: Rebecca Mulvihill
  • Staging Consultant: Barbara Poggemiller
  • Producer: Marianne van der Meij



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