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Pamela Mala Sinha

Pamela Mala Sinha is an actor and playwright.  She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba but now lives in Toronto, Ontario.  Her acting career spans film, television and theatre.  Her first solo play, Crash, which she also performed, debuted in Toronto in spring 2012 and was nominated for six Dora Mavor Moore Awards and won  four including Outstanding New Play, and, Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress.
Crash book cover



Winnipeg: Scirocco Drama, 2014.
PS8637 .I635 C72 2014

Publisher’s Synopsis (from the Fall 2014 Catalogue of J. Gordon Shillingford)

After the loss of a loved one, a woman must face the shattering memories of a past trauma. Crash is the fractured unraveling of memory; a tour de force narrative about family, faith and love.



Happy Place

Winnipeg: Scirocco Drama, 2017.
PS8637 .I633 H36 2016

Publisher’s Synopsis (from the Fall 2015 Catalogue of J. Gordon Shillingford)

Pamela Mala Sinha’s new play explores the lives of seven women aged 23 to 60 who are residents of an in-patient care facility: a microcosm for the world outside its walls. What is it to live inside the suffering of these women…addressing the idea that we are not so different from each other, though our circumstances may be? Each woman must try to find a way to fit into a world that can’t respond to or redress a pain that is ‘un-see- able”. But they are also the ones who can teach one another how to live with what happened to them as no one else ever could. Even if they can’t always do it for themselves. Happy Place premieres in September 2015 at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre.

Love Loss and Longing book cover

Anthology (Drama)

Love, Loss, and Longing: South Asian Canadian Plays

Sinha, Pamela Mala. “Crash.” In Love, Loss, and Longing: South Asian Canadian Plays, edited by Dalbir Singh. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2015, [267]-313.

PS8315.1 .L68 2015


Publisher Scirocco Drama