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Pamela Mala Sinha

Pamela Mala Sinha is an award-winning Canadian actress and writer, working internationally in theatre, television, and film. Pamela is the recipient of Canada’s prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Lead Actress for her solo debut play, CRASH. Published by Scirocco Drama, CRASH was also included in Bloomsbury UK’s Audition Speeches anthology and in Love, Loss, and Longing (Playwrights Canada Press). Her second play, Happy Place, premiered in Toronto at Soulpepper, followed by runs at Vancouver’s Touchstone Theatre and Winnipeg’s Prairie Theatre Exchange. CRASH debuted in the US at the Signature Theatre, NY, as part of Soulpepper’s tour in 2016. As one of few artists selected nationally to receive a prestigious Project Imagination commission from Soulpepper, Pamela began research for New, which she completed as playwright-in-residence at Necessary Angel Theatre. New had its world premiere (after two years of COVID delays) in November 2022 at Winnipeg’s Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, followed by a Toronto run at Canadian Stage. Pamela’s film adaptation of Happy Place was produced by Jennifer Kawaja (Sienna Films/Sphere Media) and directed by Helen Shaver. Pamela completed development with the CBC and Sienna Films on her series Nirvana and production wrapped in 2022 on the film version of CRASH (produced by Necessary Angel and Riddle Films) starring Pamela. Pamela is partner to playwright and mathematician John Mighton and proud stepmother to Chloe.

Books By Pamela Mala Sinha