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Sultans of the Street Family Activity Guide

We are thrilled that you have decided to bring your family to Sultans of the Street!  We hope the activities and resources on this page will be helpful to you before and after your adventure to the theatre. This guide includes a companion reading list, a kite-making craft, a recipe […]

Make Your Own: Pao-Bhaji

The Street Food of India India has a vibrant culture of street food, with vendors preparing all manner of meals and snacks from portable stands. In Sultans of the Street, the children interact with a street food vendor, the Pao-Bhaji Wallah, who is really a 700 year-old wise man. He […]

Make Your Own: Reclaimed Crafts

Reclaimed Trash to Treasure The children in Sultans of the Street, like many people living with very limited means, use discarded and found items to create the costumes they wear as beggars dressed as gods. See a collection of images selected by director Marcus Youssef showing inspiration for the design […]

Make Your Own: Festival Kite

Indian Kite Festivals January 14th is the festival of Uttarayan (also called Makar Sankranti), which celebrates the day when the sun starts to travel northward, marking the decline of winter. The holiday is widely celebrated throughout India with kite flying festivals. A large International Kite Festival takes place in the […]

Interview with Sultans of the Street playwright, Anusree Roy

We sat down with Sultans of the Street playwright Anusree Roy to talk writing for young audiences, empathy and heroes. What inspired you to create the story of these four children in Kolkata? When I was researching for my play Roshni I spent a lot of time hanging out at railway […]

Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Today, September 13, marks Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. Author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Witches, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox and, of course, James and the Giant Peach, Dahl has touched the hearts and the tickled the funny bones of generations of kids, inspiring them to read every moment along the […]

Get Inspired: Vancouver Mural Festival

Get inspired with the first annual Vancouver Mural Festival! You may have already noticed signs of the public art festival around town – scaffolding, ladders, some high-flying balloons (to help you find murals), and, of course, big splashes of paint. The work has been long under way, but Saturday, August […]

Much Ado About Nothing Family Resource Guide

Before or after you see the Teen Shakespeare Program production of Much Ado About Nothing, check in with our Family Resource Guide to get to know the play better!   Character Map Like many of Shakespeare’s comedies, Much Ado About Nothing has wild web of characters! Use this visual character […]

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