43. Sugith Varughese & Anusree Roy

Monday, July 17, 2023
Show Notes
Rick shares the mic with two of Canada’s most accomplished writer/performers, Sugith Varughese and Anusree Roy. Sugith, born in India and raised in Canada, is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and actor, who was one of the original writers of the classic Muppet TV Show Fraggle Rock. More recently, he's played recurring characters in Kim's Convenience on CBC, and Transplant on CTV and NBC. Anusree is a renowned Indo-Canadian actor and writer of plays, television, film and opera, who has worked on major TV shows on CTV/NBC/CBC/Global TV/Netflix/and Paramount+. She also teaches Playwriting at the University of Toronto, Mississauga.
As a trio, they discuss:
Auditioning for your own movie
DEIB: Diversity, Equity Inclusion, & Belonging
Progress or Performance?
Breaking in as a brown person
Inclusion in Theatre and Television
Artificial vs Earned sensibility
Elevating minority communities
High stakes failure
Autonomy and Authorship
Fraggle Rock as an Allegory for how to live together
Species Inter-dependency
The future of theatre
And an improvised story
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